Glory (A work in progress)

The purpose of your life. The purpose of mine. The purpose of this whole earth and everyone and everything on it, is to bring God glory.

I heard a man speak, Wayne Sneed, he visited our church yesterday, that is what he taught us. Of course I have heard this, in pieces before, but this was the first time I actually heard and swallowed the message.

I spent many years running from God, claiming ignorance, if I don’t know I can’t be held accountable. .  I thought to say yes I know your there, God, I know Jesus is your son and came and died for my sins, and rose again. Ok I know all this , now I am golden. I can repent when I get to far off track, and I’ll be forgiven and start again tomorrow.

I had someone I highly respect tell me, yes these are true facts to be saved, but the devil knows these to. So what makes me different, even me the immature in Christ christian knows that to have the same simple thoughts as satan, is not something I want to do.

So what do you do to make yourself different. Well, time is key, you have to mature slowly (maybe not as slow as me). To feel sorrow when you sin, to know when you are doing it, and for that to feel painful. It finally feels painful, so I know I am growing up in Christ. Yes, I am already an adult, but spiritually I am a young child.

So my advice to you and I, is to read the Bible. To get to know the God we are serving. And to also serve. I also suggest to serve humbly, or you will be humbled.

Last note, If we do everything we can and do not love each other, it is all in vain. Start in your house with love, give it all to them and then when it pours out, spread it out more. But do not give all your love to others and come home empty.  (I am working on this.)

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When the stars do not align

God is giving us a way out. When your life gets complicated, or endless mountains of things to do, your doing something wrong. When God means for something to happen it happens.

Why are we so foolish to waste precious time and energy trying to have God see it our way?  But look God, I could do it, even though You don’t want me to, See I really can…. Then He will show you… He will  at first gently tug at you, the stubborn fool doesn’t listen. He will show you by using things in your life, He will mess with your sleep, He will make you uncomfortable. Until you listen. The sooner the better.

But our God is so gracious that He will always give us a way out. You think you have committed to something, but that confirmation email never came, and you find out that it never went through. WOW thank you God.

Feeling stuck somewhere you know God does not want you to be?  Well don’t, start looking for your emergency exit, because I promise you, that there is one.