It is better to depend on the Lord than to trust mortals.
It is better to depend on the Lord than to trust influential people.
Indeed, our lives are guided by faith, not by sight.
God also decided ahead of time to choose us through Christ according to his plan, which makes everything work the way he intends.
Someone I used to know had a saying that kept him humble: “God’s world. God’s rules.”
This modern world we live in deceives us into thinking it’s all about us and what we want.
Have it your way.
I did it my way.
It’s all about rebellion and a lack of submission to the Spirit of God.
That’s the wide road to hell.
We can see the fruits of this kind of living all around us.
People shooting and killing strangers just to get their frustrations out.
What would happen if we all behaved that way?
Society would crumble into anarchy in no time.
God is a God of order and peace.
He has a plan and a purpose for your life.
You know that saying, everything happens for a reason?
Sometimes the reason is you’re stupid and make bad decisions.
I know that was certainly true in my life.
Many of the Proverbs compare and contrast the ways of the righteous with the ways of stubborn fools.
A fool is wise in his own eyes.
The wise know that they know nothing apart from what the Lord has revealed to them.
I like to say that I’m a fool for Christ.
I’ve lived long enough and made enough mistakes to realize that I have no idea what I’m doing.
And to make matters worse, it seems most people are in the same predicament.
Thank God there’s a way out.
It’s called prayer and obedience.
Sure, the Scriptures will tell you how to live your life in general.
But, what are we supposed to do daily?
Who gives us our turn by turn directions?
Who sets the course for our lives?
That’s where we find the necessity of having a relationship with God.
You’d be surprised.
He actually has a specific plan and purpose for you today.
Part of the problem of living in a consumer products driven society is that we’re bombarded constantly with lies that are used to manipulate us into buying more products.
Nothing external will ever fix what’s wrong with your life.
There’s only one Great Physician and His Name is Jesus.
Or as we say in recovery circles, there’s no chemical solution to a spiritual problem.
We’re meant to be dependent on God.
That’s why I say some of the best Christians are former addicts.
We understand making your life revolve around one thing.
We just got it wrong the first time.
Thankfully, God is merciful.
He loves us.
It is His desire to see us doing well and living victoriously.
No one else can have a relationship with God for you.
You can’t outsource your spiritual life.
It is the most important thing in life and needs to be given proper attention.
Perhaps it’s time to ask yourself the most important question.
Why am I alive today?
The answer is because of God’s grace so that you can glorify God.
Take the time to read Ecclesiastes.
You’ll learn that life is completely pointless apart from God.
Again, if you look at society you’ll see that is quite evident.
Fear God and obey His commandments, that is the sum duty of man.
There’s really nothing new in what I say.
It’s all in the Bible.
I just got to blog it out as a matter of survival.
It keeps my mind clear.
So that I can better hear.
What the Spirit is saying to the Church.
Father God, we humble ourselves today.
We acknowledge you as the Holy and only God.
We were created to worship You.
Thank You for your undying mercy and grace.
Lead us, O Lord into all truth and righteousness.
Be magnified, be glorified, be lifted most high.
We honor and praise Your Name.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Keep us forever in your loving kindness.
Direct our steps from beginning to end.
In Jesus’ Name.