Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Choose Wisely

by shani4jc

"You can't shack up with the devil and expect God to pay your rent."

I'm not sure who originally came up with this saying, but there is a lot of truth in those 14 words.  There may be a lot of truth in those words, but do we live our lives as if we believe that truth?  Speaking for myself, as much as I hate to admit it, I have been known to have a housewarming party or two (who am I's too many to count) with Satan and then expect God to pick up the tab.  However, it simply doesn't work that way.  We cannot live a life controlled by Satan and expect God to turn a blind eye to it.  We cannot expect to do God a favor by going to church on Sunday and then live the rest of the week however we choose to and still have Him provide for us, protect us, and give us the best He has to offer us.  Even in our deepest sin, God blesses us, but it is not going to be the way He intended to bless us.  When we settle for a life of sin, we choose to settle for a life of just a trickle of His blessings when what He planned for us was a life of a tsunami of blessings.  Nothing we have ever done and nothing we will ever do will cause God to stop loving us, but when we live a life driven by sin, we limit how much we will experience this love.  It's so easy to live the way we want to and then say God doesn't love us when He doesn't do exactly what we want Him to do.  It's so easy to blame Him for not coming through for us when, in reality, our sin is what has kept Him a bay.  We can say that God isn't who He says He is and that He can't do what He says He can do, but the truth is, our sin keeps us from knowing Him as He really is and from experiencing what He really can do.  The Bible is clear...we cannot serve two masters.  We are either for God or we are not for God. There is no middle ground.  There is no straddling the fence on this issue.  Either God is your master or Satan is your master...the choice is yours.  Choose wisely!

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