Monday, October 10, 2011

May God's Will Be Done

Sometimes the Lord intervenes and does the direct opposite of what we wanted done.  When this happens, some may think, "The nerve!  He has no right to intervene in my personal life, especially when I really wanted something, and He didn't give it to me."  But how can we possibly say such things so dishonoring to God the Father?  We may want something, yes; but we should always ask the Lord's will to be done in our life.  And when He does step in and His will is done, we ought not to oppose it.

Think about it this way: if we, man, being so wholly depraved that even our goodnesses are sinful, how can we deliberately blame God, in Whom is no sin found and is completely righteous and is always good, for stepping into our lives and pointing us in the direction that He wants us to go?

It is sad to think about how many times we've blamed God for being in our way, when in fact, He was doing something good for us!  Some may say, "Well, I don't need God's help.  It's my life and I can do whatsoever I please with it!"  My friend, be very careful of what you wish for.  Thinking in such a way will only lead you farther and farther away from the Savior, and that is a truly dark place to be, where no light is found.

'If we would be saved form the destruction which is coming upon the World, we must submit ourselves without reserve to the commands of our Lord Jesus.  We shall not be saved for keeping the commands of God, but if we have true faith we shall prove it by following the Lord's directions.'  That is a quote from Spurgeon.  The Father looks after His children, but if we refuse to heed to His judgment, He may allow us to be led into temptation.  And once there, it is not an easy task to humble ourselves and ask forgiveness of the Lord.

God's Word says in Psalms 119:9: "Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way?  by taking heed thereto according to thy word."

Give heed to the Lord of hosts, and let not the feelings of this sinful flesh get in the way of serving the God of heaven.

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