Hi Pat, how are you?
Are you trying to out do me?
Nope! I’m just really, really good = outstanding.
Remember we were talking about how God may need to explain some things to me?
Hahaha and I told you God isn’t accountable to you!
Yes that is what you said.
This week something came to light
Remember how we said we always felt that God needed to explain it all then we can conform?
Well, He explained that He doesn’t.
Look at it this way, He created us with free will and we have the choice to align with Him or not. We can choose to respond to all the teachings we hear around us without reference to Him or we can hear and go back to Him and the word and really hear from Him all He needs from us.
Wow. How did you understand this?
I was sitting with a friend and her sharing was profound
Well she had a breakdown and her journey to healing let her back to the foot of the cross but in a very different way from how we would have figured in the past.
What do you mean?
Well, she lost it with everyone, lost her job, family and life. She ended up in a recovery facility for almost two years to date but she is an amazing example of the faith journey.
Sure. Imagine that you have to leave your family because you realise that you are the problem. You are largely the reason things are going off track because you sabotage all the good things going around. Imagine the weight of your grief when you realise that you are where you are because of the choices you have made.
Yes…ouch. We all make choices daily to do or not to do things that affect our lives.
So she had made a series of bad choices because of how she was raised but she needed to take responsibility and get her act together.
Wow! But when you say to hear and come back to God what is that?
Think about it this way, Joshua 1:8 (KJV) says “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” The premise for success in God’s scheme of things is based on our ability to remain in the word. The word of God what we hear directly from His word and Voice and not just what is spoken by the ministers on the pulpit.
You mean we need to spend time in the word for ourselves?
Of course! We grow in our faith by the daily, moment by moment connection we have with God.
That is a lot of work you know
Of course, but it is worth all the effort when you know for sure that you hear God and walk in His ways.