Sunday, October 12, 2014

Eccl. 7:13 Notice the way God does things, then fall into line....

Eccl. 7:13 Notice the way God does things, then fall into line. Don’t fight the ways of God, for who can straighten out what he has made crooked?

Are you paying attention to the way God does things?  Think about it.  God lovingly works to draw all men to Him.  He very clearly makes known the way to Him that we might walk in it.  He makes a holy path for us to follow and demands that we walk on it.  He aggressively sends forth workers into the harvest field of the world to reach the lost for Him.  He equips His children so that they can effectively be witnesses for Him in the world.  He warns all about the consequences of sin and the reality of hell.  He shows mercy and grace to all.  He forgives all who sincerely repent of their sins.

We are commanded to fall in line with what the Lord is doing.  We are to become like Him in His nature and actions.  We are not to fight His ways but conform to them.  We are not to question His ways.  The way in which we can do these things is to live in close communion to Him.  It is not easy and you will face much oppositon, but it is far better to struggle while following the Lord than it is to struggle because you are not following Him.

We must keep our souls in touch with God by spending quality time in His Word. There is no shortcut on this.  It takes determination and discipline to stay in the Word and to learn from it.  It takes time.  We must keep in touch with the Lord through prayer.  There is no substitute for prayer.  It is what we must do consistently and deliberately.  It is an attitude we must live by.  We must be a people of prayer.

When we feed our souls with the Word and spend time with the Lord in prayer, we must put feet to our faith and live it in the world.  We must be witnesses of our faith both in deed and action.  We must stop fighting against God and start living in cooperation with Him.  There is not many ways to live life and make it to heaven.  Jesus is the only way to God and we must walk in it.

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