Thursday, May 13, 2004

Plastic Faith - I can't stand recycled religion!

Plastic faith
Journal Entry March 8, 2001

I’m a rabid environmentalist – no air pollution on the basketball court of the blue air of profanity.

I like to recycle, so that way I am a good steward of the earth God gave us. Used, second hand, it's all good for me.

Here's a list of things I recycle.
- Newspaper - Plastics (#1-6)
- Tin Cans - Aluminum foil
- Aluminum cans - Plastic bags
- Card board - Paper

But I’m tired of recycled religion

But what about for my walk with God?
- I want to mine deeper each day – to find a new vein of ore
- I want fresh every day – day old faith isn’t for me
- I want Zesty –
- I want to go directly to the source of the Living Water, not to take your bottled water

But what about in church?
- Can you share your story?
- Will you share the gold that you’ve found in your faith exploration?
- Will I share my struggles?
- Can we share your joy?

That’s what “It’s My Turn Now” is all about
Fresh Manna. 6 days only . On Friday a double portion given out.
No maggots.

Numbers 11:7-10

Exodus 16:14-32
14 When the dew was gone, thin flakes like frost on the ground appeared on the desert floor. 15 When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other, "What is it?" For they did not know what it was.
Moses said to them, "It is the bread the LORD has given you to eat. 16 This is what the LORD has commanded: `Each one is to gather as much as he needs. Take an omer for each person you have in your tent.' "

17 The Israelites did as they were told; some gathered much, some little. 18 And when they measured it by the omer, he who gathered much did not have too much, and he who gathered little did not have too little. Each one gathered as much as he needed.

19 Then Moses said to them, "No one is to keep any of it until morning."

20 However, some of them paid no attention to Moses; they kept part of it until morning, but it was full of maggots and began to smell. So Moses was angry with them.

21 Each morning everyone gathered as much as he needed, and when the sun grew hot, it melted away. 22 On the sixth day, they gathered twice as much--two omers for each person--and the leaders of the community came and reported this to Moses. 23 He said to them, "This is what the LORD commanded: `Tomorrow is to be a day of rest, a holy Sabbath to the LORD. So bake what you want to bake and boil what you want to boil. Save whatever is left and keep it until morning.' "

24 So they saved it until morning, as Moses commanded, and it did not stink or get maggots in it. 25 "Eat it today," Moses said, "because today is a Sabbath to the LORD. You will not find any of it on the ground today. 26 Six days you are to gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, there will not be any."

27 Nevertheless, some of the people went out on the seventh day to gather it, but they found none. 28 Then the LORD said to Moses, "How long will you refuse to keep my commands and my instructions? 29 Bear in mind that the LORD has given you the Sabbath; that is why on the sixth day he gives you bread for two days. Everyone is to stay where he is on the seventh day; no one is to go out." 30 So the people rested on the seventh day.

31 The people of Israel called the bread manna. It was white like coriander seed and tasted like wafers made with honey. 32 Moses said, "This is what the LORD has commanded: `Take an omer of manna and keep it for the generations to come, so they can see the bread I gave you to eat in the desert when I brought you out of Egypt.' "


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