Monday, October 1, 2012
Hard Fact About Latest Rumor
Wing Man gave most of the names to Rainmakers MC and its support club: Digger, Cozi, Rickster, BC, Catman, Headache, Revelator, Pork Chop, Lone Lead, and Owner.
Can you guess which...?
This should ignite some juicy rumors, lies, and gossip about...
Speaking of rumors, lies, and gossip, have you heard the latest about...?
Actually, I'm not gonna write about me getting rid of the dishwashers in the church; though relatives really caught my attention when they assumed - love that word for its metaphorical value - the rumor/lie/gossip was that I was getting rid of all the folks who run the big dishwasher in the church's big kitchen.
Uh, we've got more kitchens and dishwashers (machines and people) than the local Teamsters clubhouse.
While I'm still reeling from thinking some people think I think about dishwashers...
Yeah, I pray every night, "Jehovah, I beg Thee to grant knowledge, discernment, and wisdom unto me about dishwashers in the church..."
Anyway, this edition ain't about that...or the soteriological significance of grammar.
I've had an inspiration/indigestion about rumors, lies, and gossip.
As I've been scratching the surface of Holy Scripture as I've been scratching the surface of my relationship with Jesus, I've discovered a connection that most of ya'll probably made long before I was rebirthed with Eugene, Chuck, Jeff, and Ken in Montana back in October 2011.
Have you ever noticed how God, uh, really, really, really doesn't like rumors, lies, and gossip?
It's all over Holy Scripture - even making the big ten.
Now here's the connection that I missed because I was spending too much time in a religion about Jesus at the expense of a relationship with Him.
What did Jesus call Satan?
The father of lies.
In other words, while God is the Source, Starter, and Sovereign of the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, Satan is the source, starter, and sovereign of rumors, lies, and gossip.
Specifically, when we spread rumors, lie, and gossip, we are showing more kinship to Satan than Jesus.
And when we continue to spread rumors, lie, and gossip apart from confessing 'em, repenting from 'em, and increasingly eliminating 'em from our lives, it proves we're getting closer and closer and closer to Satan and farther and farther and farther away from Jesus.
I just thought you might like to know that as you look into the mirror with me and allow/encourage your congregation, family, government, candidates for the big one in November, and all of the below to catch their reflections.
Blessings and Love!