September 21, 2016

You or God?

Do your words hold power?

Are you able to move mountains?

Do you call the shots in situations?

Who are you that God should be mindful of you?

Do you fear God, as did Job before he repented?

Or do you love God which Job did only after repentance?

When you love God, then your words will match the words of Job.

You will pray for your enemies, and those who spitefully use you.

Is that the nature of your prayer life?

Is your heart soft toward those who do not walk according to God's commands?

Or do you just want what you want when you want it?

Do your lips simply command God, and people, and things?

Or do you praise him without ceasing?

One cannot be demanding, and commanding, or complaining, and praise God at the same time.

Do you have a forked-tongue, and a divided heart?

Do you vacillate between kindness, and dark behavior?

Or do you have a single desire?

In your life, is it your way or the highway with people?

Do you shut some down because they disagree with your theology?

Are some people "below" you?

God is love, and those who love him, obey him.

Those who love him do not ever think that he will do their bidding.

They live for him always.

Slights, difficulties, struggles, hardships, and losses, are borne out with grace in the one who knows God because, to that soul, his yoke is easy, and the burdens are light.

No temptation is too strong for them, and they over-come them all.

He keeps them from slipping.

They are good trees exclusively.

New wine is not poured into old wineskins.

Be born new by turning from your sin.

Metanoia. Agree with God. Your ways are sinful, and you will not see God if you continue to walk according to how you feel, and how you think, but only if you walk according to all of his ways.

He commands a complete love for him, and a love for the neighbor.

Is that your style of life?

Or do you command, and demand, and complain?

Do you live a life of complete obedience?

Is your life a living sacrifice— always?

If not, then why not?

Is it difficult?

If so, then you are doing the life that he does through those who repent.

Those who repent know of the power of God in them to always do the life of love.

It happens only after you repent.


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