Listen Up Men!

Listen Up Men! Our identity was established by God long before we were able say “ma’ma”. The Bible says “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you…”(Jer. 1:5) Who we are has already been determined, but what we become is left up to us. The natural question is: If my identity has already been determined, who am I, why am I here, etc…? The answer: We are men that have been created in the image of God (Gen. 1:27). I know it sounds like a nice, safe Christian answer, but hold on. The fact we are male must not be overlooked because in a culture that celebrates -No- demands diversity, our gender can be questioned. It is like saying 1+1 shouldn’t be limited to 2, other options such as 3,4 or maybe even 5 is acceptable. God made male and female, can’t get any more basic than that. Act like a man! Now many are probably saying “OK smarty pants, how does a man act?” Well, there are hundreds of books out there that better answer this question, but I do have one sure act that will make a man a better man. PRAYER! When a man acknowledges his need for God, humbles himself and prays- God speaks! Listen to what He has to say. The Bible says “…the steps of a righteous man are ordered by God”(Ps. 37:23); He will help us become… Every day must be spent under the tutelage of the Master. Depressed, angry, frustrated, confused? Pray- talk to God about what you’re going through. He wants to comfort, he wants to provide answers. Will you invite Him in today? He never disappoints, I promise. If you have made a decision to make God first in your life, we would love to hear about it. At Bethesda, we will do everything we can to help you become everything God has called you to be. Send emails to God Bless.

Musings of Norbert