But when God speaks....and He always does, I listen.
In the Christian world, we have all these fancy terms that make us sound experienced, holy and connected to each other and to God. The truth in my walk is that, my journey looks pretty messy. But that's because I have the gift of emotions. You might quickly discover that in most Christian teachings, that statement is going have a cross held up to it and rebuke Satan for giving me such thoughts. Those of us with emotions are "shamed" into thinking we are bi-polar basketcases. The truth is, words (even though it is my gift) is not what keeps us connected, holy or experienced. Our connection to the Holy Spirit, to Jesus, to God...is what connects us. The rest is our unexplored territory in following His lead, instead of our own.
But when God speaks...and He always does. We listen.
I'm a rule follower, so I've gone through the Bible and I've saw where following the rules is extremely important. That the road to heaven is very narrow and few find it. That the road to hell and destruction is wide and broad and many are walking it. Don't take that lightly...there's truth in that. It shouldn't be taken lightly. It's not a "oh well, I'll fix it later" type thing...it's an urgent call for your eternal life. Don't believe it? Too bad, it's God's truth and whether or not you want to accept it, it's still truth.
But when God speaks...and He always does. I heed his warnings.
I've also made a million mistakes in my life. Tried drugs, got drunk, lied, committed fornication, adultery, allowed hate in my heart, stole, lost my temper, took God's name in vain, deceived, covered up my sins, and without the grace and mercy of Christ, I would still be very lost. I would have no chance in being forgiven of those things that I can't take back, those things I can't undo, those things I regret. I have to be ever so careful in not using grace and mercy as my excuse to continue sinning, but instead to be thankful for Christ and his free gift of love by paying the price for my ways. I also must repentant (ask forgiveness and stop doing) the things that have attempted to destroy my eternal destiny, separating me from the love of God. I might even have to go back and ask those I've wronged, for their forgiveness. It's an amazing exchange, my dirty laundry, for His white linen.
But when God speaks...and He always does... I accept His love.
There are so many hurts in my life...so many things that I weep and pray that God will fix. I try to fix them when He doesn't answer quick enough for my liking, leaving me with further heartbreak and disappointment. Sometimes angry with Him because how could he allow me to endure some of these things.... Parental absence, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Verbal abuse,, alcoholism, baggage that leaves us looking for love in unhealthy places. You know all those things that dysfunctional families go through...and it's no secret ....we are all dysfunctional, and He is perfect. But we have to be ever so careful that we don't allow the sins of others and the choices we choose to make to be an excuse not to seek higher ground, break curses, live a better life than what lost people attempted to teach us.
So when God speaks...and He always does... Let's answer with yes and Amen.
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