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Day 34: The Earth Moves

Posted by undergroundchurch on February 10, 2011

Those things that we take for granted weren’t so obvious only a few years back.  Take the earth for example – it moves.

Yes, for many years,  the world, believed the earth was the center of the universe  – geocentricity as it is called.  It wasn’t until 1543 when Nicolaus Copernicus discovered that the Sun was the center of our solar system, and the earth revolves around it.

The problem with geocentricty is perspective.  When you look at the sun, moon and stars, they seem to travel around the earth. And since you can’t feel the earth move, the fact must be that the earth is at the center and the rest moves around it.

This misguided thinking applies in every part of life.  When you see things moving around you, you begin to adopt a kind of “homocentricity” and believe that the world revolves around you.  We see this a lot in teenagers.

Where it really goes awry is when we begin to think that God plans his day around us.  We act like God is there for our every beck and call and that our lives come first.

  • We pray primarily for our own needs.
  • We pay our bills before we pay our tithe.
  • We make time to watch football at the expense of making time to go and be with the church.

Homocentricity comes when we place our needs, wants and desires above the plan of God.  This cycle only breaks when we realize that the earth moves, not the sun.

God does not move (Mal 3:6).  God is not a man that he should change his mind. We are the element in the relationship that needs to move.  If we are not in God’s plan, we must make the move.  If we sin, we must repent and change.  If we put God on the back burner, it is up to us to move him to the front of our lives.

It is only when we put the world around us in the right perspective and place God at the center of our lives that harmony can begin to come to your universe.


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