way of life is not easy, but it is simple. God’s way of life involves obedience
to His laws and instruction. His Way is life. Human beings have decided
to make and follow a path of their choosing, which is, and forever has been,
very different from what God originally intended for us to follow. Human
history is the story of a continuous struggle against sin, all forms of sin. What
our modern world has lost sight of, and what the ancient pagan world never
understood, is that God is the Designer and Creator of all that is, was, and
will be. Scripture reveals to us that God does not change — meaning His
fundamental laws never change.
God provided Jesus to assist human beings who
realize they have strayed off His path. Humbly accepting Jesus, fully as
humanly possible, allows all of us to have an honest, enduring, loving relationship
with God enabling and facilitating grace, mercy, justification, salvation, and
all other awe-inspiring Divine Blessings from God. Once we have that
relationship, we are prepared to assist Christ Jesus in changing the course of
our lives as well as human history. As we grow in spiritual maturity, we begin
to grasp the enormous and magnificent scope of God’s plan for our lives and humanity
as a whole. We help ourselves, but more importantly, we help others. We become
part of the solution and no longer part of the problem.
If, some two
thousand years ago, prophets, disciples, and Apostles warned the end was near.
How much closer is the end time today in the year 2020? It is time to put an
end to all excuses for not surrendering our life, entirely, to Christ Jesus.
Have you reached the point in your existence where you are desperately
searching for truth? Something you can cling to knowing it is true, real, and
can be believed in and depended on confidently forever and ever? If not yet,
the day will undoubtedly come. I pray that everyone will reach that point
before it becomes too late, and God calls you home to Him. Stop adding to your
confusion by allowing others to sway you from the truth. God is The Truth. How do I know? It can be
found again and again in Scripture. Truth, or fact, I once read, can also be
thought of as a series of consistent perfectactions that produce the
same result perfectly always. There is nothing, and no one, in this
material realm of existence since Jesus personally walked among us that is true
precisely what God Created. By God’s design, we all have free-will if we have ultimate determination. God
knows what we are going to do, but He
does not cause it. Our brain
is our private organ, Created by God, that houses our minds. The thinking process which takes place in
the mind of our brain results in our behavior. God knows what we are going to think, but He does not cause it. Our behavior is, for the most part, who we
are and determines how we act and react. God knows what we are going to do, but He does not cause it. We make our own
choices, and those choices form the life in which we live. Our life, our
experience, is not only of our choosing but also our design.
God wants everyone to be saved and to spend
eternity with Him, enabling innumerable Divine Blessings. Using the word everyone, I mean every individual. Individual, as in singular.
Not a husband and wife, but the husband or
the wife. Not father and son, but the father or the son. You see, we will stand all alone before God when the time comes.
We must come to the foot of The Cross as
quickly as honestly possible. Our lives
are a vapor that appears for a little while and vanishes. It is critically
important we bear in mind how brief our human existence can be. The sacrifice
of Christ Jesus makes it possible for you and me to develop and have an
intimate personal relationship with our heavenly Father, the Designer, and
Creator of all that is seen and all that is unseen.
relationship is the most critical decision of our lives. It is an individual decision where we
declare and decide, nothing, and no one comes before our relationship with our
God. We must declare and decide we have the right and responsibility to search
out every possible source to hear and prayerfully be fed the Word of God. We
should search out other Believers for fellowship, education, example, and
mentorship. We must be careful always to remember Believers or not; other human
beings are in our lives but do not govern our lives. We came into the world
alone but with the spark of God, and that is how we will leave it – alone but with
the spark of God.
We are precisely what God Created. By God’s
design, we all have free-will if we
have ultimate determination. Believe in your ability to make wise
decisions. Have faith in the choices you make based on your decisions. If God
is for you, who can be against you? Make the decision today to redirect,
change, and take charge of the life you have here and now. That decision will
positively determine your experience with God for all eternity. Even though we
are in this world, Believers know they are not of this world. We are children
of the Most High, God. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be
transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and
approve what God’s will is — His good, pleasing, and perfect will (Rm. 12:2). Nothing can
separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus, our Lord (Rm. 8). God, The Truth, encourages and provides the way,
but we choose, and He did not cause it.