Monday, November 17, 2008

To much of ME

Babylon, sweet Babylon, you are a thing of beauty, a shining city up on a hill. You drip with honey and sweetness. Everything I could ever want you have to offer me. I can be all and have all, for in Babylon its all about ME. But your nectar is filled with poison once it touches my lips and the more I drink you in the sicker I become.

All through the bible the city of Babylon is spoke about. In the book of Daniel, King Nebuchadnezzar built up the city of Babylon to the most beautiful city in the world. Everything a person could ever want was in Babylon. So much so that when the people of Israel were set free from captivity, many stayed in Babylon. They had been won over by her beauty, poisoned by her charm. In Revelation she is called the mother of harlots and of the abominations of the earth.

Do we not have some of her in our country today? Is she not consuming our nation? Consuming us? We are told over and over we can have whatever, whenever, any way we want it. Because guess what, its all about me.... ME ME ME. I should be able to have what I want. I should be able to do what I want. I should be able to do things my way, always.

We are being force feed every day the concept of self. Never mind sacrifice for others. Don't bother putting yourself aside and helping others, it is more important that you are satisfied. This my friends is America today. The world we live in.

But here is the truth. It is no mistake that we here now, at this time in history. We are exactly where God intended us to be. We were made for such a time as this.

I thought that I had rid myself of all my worldly desires in pursuit of Godly desires. I am finding that just being in this culture, it is much to easy to think to highly of myself. Things like, "I'm going to do great things for God" creep in. Do you see the problem with that? Its me I am looking at, its me that is going to do great things, its all about me.

So I am asking God to empty me of myself, of my selfish desires, of my vain attempts and prideful ways. Lord take the ME out of me....


Melanie Yardley said...

i stumbled upon your blog and found this post. less self and more God is truly where our desire should be, and stop focusing on Babylon & what it has to offer! thanks for the post!!


Sherri Watt said...

Thanks for your comment Melanie and so glad you found it encouraging. God Bless you!