Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Choices

It Is Written, Hosea 14:9, Who is wise? Let him understand these things . Who is prudent? Let him know them. For the ways of the Lord are right; the righteous walk in them, but transgressors stumble in them.
It seems that many people miss it, when it comes to living a Christian Life, the way God wants us to. Yes, we think we are obeying the 10 Commandments, but is it following them by God's standards or ours?
You might say God standards are so high, that no one could follow them His way. You would be right. None of us can. That is why Jesus came to save us.
The Bible is full of do's and don'ts. The majority of them are more like suggestions. Since they appear that way to us, it diminishes their importance in our lives. The devil tries to get us to look at these sayings as trivial, rather than what they really are.
The Bible is an owners manual. Just like when you buy something like a lawnmower, you get an owners manual. The purpose of the manual, is to instruct you in how to keep that equipment in the condition that is required in order to do the best job it can. Ignore the instructions at your peril.
Our instruction manual works that way for us. However, ours is more important. If you ignore the lawnmower, it will not perform right, you will be unhappy, and it will end up as junk. The same is true for us, except instead of the junkyard, our destination will be much worse. If we follow the instruction manual for us, when our working life on Earth is through, we will become a new and improved model that will last forever.
What many of us have a hard time accepting is, that each instruction we get is like a piece of a giant puzzle. Only the artist knows what it will look like when it is complete. He knows where each piece goes. If you try to put the wrong piece in the right place, it won't fit. If you calmly work on it, with patience, doing it right, you'll see the same picture the artist saw .
There are many benefits if you follow the instructions in your manual. As you progress in life, you will feel good about yourself. You will begin to see what God saw for you. If you try to stick a wrong piece in, He will point it out to you. He sent His only son to get rid of your mistakes, and keep you out of the eternal junk pile.
As humans, we sometimes try to do as little as possible. If Jesus is our Savior in our hearts, we can get away with it. We will still get to heaven, but our life won't be what it could have been. I found out a long time ago, that what we do is for us. If you lived an identical life, except in one you took the lazy route, and the other was the Bible route, the difference would amaze you. The Bible route gives you fellowship with God, peace in your heart, happiness, and countless blessings. Your choice. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You
Amen