- Created on Saturday, 03 January 2015 14:38
- Written by Tom
GOD TELLS US ALL...CHOOSE LIFE!
God tells us to choose life, above all of our choices. Let's look at this scripture together.
(Deuteronomy 30:19) I CALL HEAVEN AND EARTH TO RECORD THIS DAY AGAINST YOU, THAT I HAVE SET BEFORE YOU LIFE AND DEATH, BLESSING AND CURSING: THEREFORE CHOOSE LIFE, THAT BOTH THOU AND THY SEED MAY LIVE.
Even if you're not a believer, common sense would be to make choices in life that will prolong life and make our situations and conditions more enjoyable as we go along. But look around you. This isn't happening. We make choices that only feed our flesh on a temporary basis. WE dive in head first, not looking at the outcome or the consequences that will follow. This is exactly what the enemy, satan wants us all to do. Once we have problems from those wrong choices made, our time is consumed by the need to undo that problem. This affects everyone around us, friends, ones we love, in and out of our work place. This is stolen time from us that we could have to spend with God, our Father who loves us and wants nothing but to spend time with us all. But the need to address this problem will create separation between one another and God. Separation is separation. Nothing good can come or it.
As each of us begin to deal with these problems that filter over into our lives, we loose something very valuable to our spirit. It is order, or better know as SELF DISICIPLINE. As our problems compile because of wrong choices, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Because we are unable to repair these problem from wrong choices, we fail, never completely removing the problem. Depression sets in causing more confusion in our mind, making it more difficult to see any resolution or way out. We then become self reliant, keeping everyone out while our pride is putting on a front or mask of, I am ok. Therefore locking the door to communication, not allowing anyone in to see our very real problem going on and the failure we are becoming in our secret hiding place we now have created. The big sign now goes up for all to see, if they are paying attention, KEEP OUT! Perhaps you have heard it or even said it for yourself. They won't listen, or no one can talk to them. Bondage! They need help...
God in His scriptures talk about this several times about the assembling of His people and how important it is. We need each other, but by ourselves or alone, we are prone to fall in the trap of the enemy.
Here are a few scriptures for us to look at to understand, the enemy can steal our time and cause separation to take place.
Look at this with me please. (Genesis 4:8-9) AND CAIN TALKED WITH ABEL HIS BROTHER: AND IT CAME TO PASS, WHEN THEY WERE IN THE FEILD, THAT CAIN ROSE UP AGAINST ABEL HIS BROTHER, AND SLEW HIM. AND THE LORD SAID UNTO CAIN, WHERE IS ABEL THY BROTHER? AND HE SAID, I KNOW NOT: AM I MY BROTHER'S KEEPER? Clearly here, the enemy satan made his way into Cain's life making options in his life to make wrong choices causing separation, (division) between his brother and himself, thus causing him to kill his brother and separation between him and God.
Another scripture to look at. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10) TWO ARE BETTER THAN ONE; BECAUSE THEY HAVE A GOOD REWARD FOR THEIR LABOUR. FOR IF THEY FALL, THE ONE WILL LIFT UP HIS FELLOW: BUT WOE TO HIM THAT IS ALONE WHEN HE FALLETH; FOR HE HATH NOT ANOTHER TO HELP HIM UP. Clearly here, God is telling us, our good choices will help us in the fight to keep the wall of separation from forming in our lives. We have the desire to assemble with one another, to perform in God's will, making good choices with un-selfish motives. We are not easily deceived by the enemies tricks and quickly able to say no to him and his ways. This removes the presence of satan from our lives, making it more likely to stay in the presence of God, glorifying Him by working in His Will and not operating in our own will, where we can be deceived and make those wrong choices causing separation between God and ourselves.
TO SUM IT ALL UP:
WHEN WE OPERATE IN satan's will. We can only make wrong choices, allowing our time to be stolen by the enemy, suiting his needs in his plan. (This is separation from God)
WHEN WE OPERATE IN GOD'S WILL: We make right choices, allowing our time to freely be given to God, pleasing Him, by submitting our will to Him and catering to His needs in carrying out His plan. (This is one in Christ)
Bless you all, I love you, His good servant, pastor tom!!!Write comment (0 Comments)