Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Life Moment

"When God makes you feel sorry enough to turn to him and be saved, you don't have anything to feel bad about. But when this world makes you feel sorry, it can cause your death." 2 Corinthians 7:10 CEV

In a time when you are bombarded with the idea that as long as you are not hurting anyone, that whatever you are doing is OK. If you don't get caught or if you are not in jail, it acceptable.

But if you are a Christian, you know. If you listen to your inner spirit, you know. There is no gray area in God's rules for a peaceful, productive life. It's written there, in black and white and sometimes red, (if you have the version of the Bible that has Jesus's words in red.). Whether you listen to it or not is up to you.

God also uses others in our lives to help us hear His knock on our hearts. If you are doing something that is wrong, He will use healthy, sound Christians to speak into our lives. And when He does, we should listen.

God, your Heavenly Father, loves you so much that He doesn't want to leave you to doing a sin that will keep you away from Him--in essence, died in the spirit. No, He loves you so very much that He will fight for your soul. He will fight for your relationship with Him. He desires you so much that He will fight tooth and nail for you--there's no question about that.

But what about you? Where does that leave you? What is your responsibility? He can only go so far--the rest is up to you. You have to be able to be humble enough to admit that you are living in sin or doing a sinful act. You have to be humble enough to get on your knees, and cry out for forgiveness--and mean it.

The one thing that God will not put up with is hypocrisy. You can not cry out for forgiveness one minute and then go right back into the same sin, thinking that if it gets bad enough, then you can just ask for forgiveness again and again, God will forgive you--after all, isn't that His business?

That is just rude and wrong. Your God is not your magic, feel good genie. He is your Spiritual Father of Heaven and Earth and He sacrificed everything for you. He deserves your complete respect.

So, the next time you feel a knock at your heart or a friend speaks into your life--listen. It may be the moment of a lifetime.

1 comment:

  1. WOW Debbie,
    Thet truth in this post is absolutely overwhelming, and hit me right between the eyes!

    Thank you so much for being willing to say it like it really is!!