Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Are you a "Good Person"?

An Imagined Conversation Between God and a “Good Person”

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The Good Person: WOW! All this time I didn’t think you were real… My bad. but I was a “good person”, so I guess it’s all good, right
God: No, it’s not “all good”
The Good Person: HA HA, I know you’re kidding… I mean it’s not like I was Hitler or anything, I was a good person, and went out of my way to help… most of the time.
God: I’m not laughing .. in fact your rejection of me makes me extremely sad.
The Good Person: Okay, Okay… I’m sorry.. But come on.. I went to Church.
God: You went a few times, but never invited me into your heart … By the way: your Aunt Nancy, the one who I brought home last year… the one who tried to open your heart to me… she says hello.. She’s hangs out in my Throne Room with me every day.
The Good Person: Aunt Nancy? The weird Jesus Freak? Ah, she was so annoying… Always wanting me to pray with her… Come on, you have to admit, she was just a little weird, right?
God: Excuse me! I happen to love her passion about the gift of my Son… You know, I sent Him to die for everyone… this included YOU. This was MY SON… MY ONLY SON… I sent Him to suffer FOR YOU. I sent Him to endure the most painful death imaginable, FOR YOU. And yet, you rejected every single invitation.
The Good Person: I was just joking, you know that… you’re God, right?
God: I am God. A reality you clearly rejected until you met me face to face. And, I know your heart… I know what you call “a joke” was really an attempt to justify your rejection of Me.
The Good Person: So I messed up… OK, I’m sorry… Don’t you forgive people like me?
God: I gave you every resource imaginable to accept the gift of my Son while you were alive, but you rejected Him… You rejected the Cross….
I gave you my Word, the Bible, the ultimate instruction manual, and you choose to listen only to those who would try to disprove it — but never could.
Which side are you on?
I told you how I created everything, but you choose to place more faith in coming from nothing, a “big bang”… I mean seriously… you thought you came from NOTHING?
You tried to publicly undermine the significance of MY SON by repeatedly demeaning my followers by referring to them as “freaks” or “holy rollers” and a whole host of other names.
You always knew in your heart that there was a something more to life, but you never thought I was important enough to seek out.
I told you through your Aunt Nancy to give up the ways of the world — they would lead to nowhere, but you laughed at her and chose to embrace worldly behaviors, without reservation…. and I know about each one of them.
You supported causes that rejected me, and then you turned around and cursed, mocked and blamed me when things didn’t work out.
…. unfortunately, you became your own god, of yourself…..
The Good Person: So what now?
God: I’m sorry, I don’t know you.

21 comments:

  1. I certainly have a toxic person in my life who constantly goes around talking about how Christian she is, as she continues to cause harm. Sigh. :-(

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    1. I was told one time, "We should go around telling people about Jesus and if we need to open our mouth." ;-)

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  2. This post certainly makes one think. Thanks Clint for posting.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your post is great, thank you for sharing. Praise God! I love how you write about gardening and your faith in Christ, that's awesome.

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    1. I believe they both go well together. They are my 2 favorite topics. Thanks for stopping by and please come again!

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  4. I came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ as my LORD and Savior when I was 8 years old :) :) So thankful!!! Greetings from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

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    1. Amen! I am so thankful as well. God Bless!

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  5. ha, lisa and i must know the same person!

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    1. You may! But I believe we all have at least one of those persons in our life!

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  6. Cool post! Thanks for sharing :)

    God Bless!

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  7. I really appreciate your post and it saddens me to think that I know those who will be having this conversation some time.

    I am really enjoying your blog, you offer much insight on so much!

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    1. Hello Penny! Thank you for the complements! I give God all the glory for all! Please stop by often!

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  8. Thought provoking for sure Clint! Keep the faith and I will too!

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    1. I keep my faith in Jesus because He keeps me. Thanks for stopping by Debbie, you have a blessed weekend!

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  9. Food for thought-- whether Christian or not we should all read this post and Consider Christ in all our life's decisions...as you commented ahead Our Faith should coincide with our daily lives...they 'go well together'
    and are not separate.

    I was just this week telling some of the ladies I correspond with thru the blog-sphere how lovely and encouraging it is to see how women are being busy in their homes (biblically speaking) ...it is just as encouraging if not MORE to see Men of God rising up to meet that Calling to BE MEN OF GOD-- with Valor.

    Thanks for sharing your faith and your garden savvy!

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    1. Thank you for the encouraging words as well! We do as followers of Christ need to take a stand for Him. After all He did give His life for us. I would love to see more men rise up! It seems that women have a truer understanding of being Biblical women, it doesn't matter if it is in the home, church or work force. God bless your weekend!

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  10. Thank you for posting this...Today I was told something about one of my Husbands family...I was not surprised to learn the information...However I didn't have any doubts about God and where I came from and who died for me....I love God and thankful he is in my life...I will never leave him or Jesus....This is my story and I am sticking to it....

    I am a follower of Dana's blog and found this one...I am adding you to my reading list...Have a wonderful day!

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  11. Hello,
    I found your blog through Dana's as I am a follower of her blog....I want to thank you for a great post...This post just confirmed how much I love God and his son Jesus...They are the reason I am here today...I was meant to read this today...Thank you...

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    1. Thank you for hopping over from Dana's blog! You are welcome for the post. There are other post here of the same topic, if you would like to read them! stop in anytime!

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