GMM took a pause this year and we will planning the 2019 GMM Conference starting next month. One of the themes that is on our Web Site (under the GMM 2017–2018 page) is “Crashing the Divide” – my thoughts on this theme are taking what you have learned from God and applying it to what you encounter in the world. I believe that the Men of God have been quite for so long that sin has become normalized in our world today.
I attended a Men’s Conference this weekend and the speaker shared a story about Adam and Eve. This reminded me of what I have done so many times in my life.
- Genesis 2:15-17 – The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”
**God has spoken to us about sin and what the consequences are if we do not turn from sin. This is what he is doing with Adam.
- Genesis 3:6 – When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.
**As you can see Adam was with Eve and did what God had told him not to do (you know the rest of the story) – but he stood by and joined in. Also communication is a great tool – did Adam tell Eve what God had told him or did he just go along and not say anything?
In my life I have stood by and done the same – instead of speaking out I just stood by and either joined in or just said nothing. I have been told that we are to love the sinner and hate the sin – but never to speak out. I can no longer just sit back and say nothing.
In the last few years I have taken a stand in what I believe to be what God has taught me and I have started speaking out on what I see as sin. I have seen some of the laws that are starting to come forth in legislation to normalize what I perceive as being sin. So I have written to my local government leaders, had coffee with a few and let them know what I believe to be truth in what is see is being presented to them. We can also turn from sin when we see it. Recently the show “God friended me” came out on Sunday and I thought it was going to be a good movie. In one of the recent episodes a sin situation came out and the father who is a minister responded that if it makes you happy then it is ok….. wrong….. We can come to action and stop watching these shows and speak out to others as to why we did. So I am finally starting to speak out – I just hope it is not to late.
Have you done what Adam did?
What can you do to speak out?
We need to come to action and start telling people what God has taught us!