Tuesday, August 23, 2011

DO NATURAL DISASTERS IMPACT YOUR RELIGIOUS FAITH?

Many times after people experience a natural disaster such as a hurricane, tornado, or earthquake they tend to express their faith in God. Why does it take natural disasters for us to realize that we need to get closer to God? It is very disappointing to see how people's faith increase during a natural disaster, but several months later they return back to their normal level of faith. Many times during a natural disaster church attendance increases, people pray more, and people engage in activities that they feel will get them closer to God. It is normal to be grateful that you were spared during a natural disaster. It is also okay to view certain natural disasters as signs of the times. Try not to let your faith be impacted by natural disasters. Your faith in God should remain the same. Each day you should put your faith in God, not only when something is going bad in your life. Natural disasters are a part of life created by God. It is not meant for us to understand why they happen. Some may view them as a "wake up call", others just as a part of life. If it is your "wake up call" then act accordingly.  The next time you are faced with a natural disaster you should be prepared because your faith in God should prepare you for anything.

8 comments:

  1. Great Blog!!!! Awesome Do GOD's Work

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  2. Ok, I know I might piss you off and others but I really hope that earthquake in Va is not what you are calling a natural disater. Choose your words wisely because that was NOT a DISASTER. I am not sure if my faith is really tested because when it is our time to go, there is nothing we can do about it. Things like this have been happening since the beginning of time. Its just now we can record it.

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  3. Tisha I agree it wasn't a natural disaster but it created the same effect. People get scared, they panic. I thought a lot of it was uncalled for but hey that's just me. Today's events prompted me to discuss Natural Disasters and Religious Faith...Thanks for your input...I'm not mad at all.

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  4. As my husband said during the tsunami we had here back in March, Panic LEADS to disaters. He is always saying civilians are the worst. lol. I think it is a good subject matter because I know a lot of people who now talking about God this, and God that. They haven't touched their bibles in months but all of a sudden on their knees praying? Where were you when you were getting drunk last night? I just got off the phone with a friend who is stationed in Japan (we were both at Rucker at one point)and she thinks its ludacris the way some people are acting! She is still living in a hotel. She has no NO HOME.

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  5. Well I thank God I am saved and after over 30 years Of serving the Lord, I see nothing as a natural disaster, but everything is ordered by God for a specific purpose, and what we may choose to call natural is really not natural at all, but just as is says in the book of Genesis 1: 1-2 "In the beginning God CREATED the heaveans and the earth, and the earth was without form and void and, darkness was upon the face of the deep and the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters", so nothings happening without God causing it or allowing it, but We know that all things work together for the good to them that love God to them who are the called according to his purpose Romans 8:28.God has ways of warning us and if we recognize the warning then his mission was accomplished, Praise the Lord , Hallelujah, and AMEN.

    Dad

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  6. SPEAK NAOMI!!
    I feel the same way. It kind of saddens me to see how ppl only draw close to god in times of need then they forget about him the next day, but I guess its just the world we live in. All these posts on fbook and twitter are just kind of frustrating bc it's like why were you calling on GOD last week when he woke you up why were you praying and glorfying his name when he allowed you to grace this earth. We should always seek god and move towards him, keyword ALWAYS (IN GOOD AND BAD TIMES).

    -Mike Hoggard

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