Saturday, September 27, 2008

Proclaiming vs. Practical Atheist

The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." Psalm 14:1a

Many of you aren’t Proclaiming Atheist so you wouldn’t dare say, “There is no God.” However, are you a Practical Atheist? In the details of life, do you act like there is no God???

When you rise up in the morning, do you acknowledge God’s presence?
When you to go the grocery store and spend lots of $ on food, do you acknowledge God’s provision?
When you drive & arrive safely to various destinations throughout the day, do you acknowledge God’s protection?
When you resist a temptation, do you acknowledge God’s power?
When you feel joy, comfort, and rest in the midst of a difficult situation, do you acknowledge God’s peace?

Many of us don’t hesitate running to God to be our problem-solver. But He wants all of our lives, not just compartments of it. May the Lord be so much a part of our lives that we become preoccupied with Him. We would then be so God-focused that when others see us they will see Christ.

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:1-2


Makarios said...

Mmm, good post. I've always used the term functional atheists but practical is good. God bless and see you there.

Jamie Rives said...

Hi Caryn-i just stumbled upon your blog and am enjoying reading your thoughts. My husband, Kris, and your husband are friends (I think they've done a couple of ministry things together in the Houston area.) Anyway, thanks for sharing your thoughts--they have been very encouraging :) --jamie

Laurie said...

Dear Caryn,
I was linked to your blog through another blog I follow and I consider it an answer to prayer for a "blog mate", if there is such a thing. I prayed just recently for a believing female blogger to follow and be encouraged by. Thank you for your candid posts about your blessings.

In His grip of grace,

Psalm 90:17
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; And confirm for us the work of our hands; Yes, confirm the work of our hands.

tiffany said...

hi caryn,

i happened upon your blog and just spent awhile perusing it. i love your thoughts and your practical insights. i was encouraged just now. thank you. i'll look forward to reading more!

~tiffany dykstra