There are many people that say they know God and do not really know Him at all. I was one of those people for many years. I should say, I knew of Him but I did not Know Him personally or intimately. I believe we are getting away from the truth about who He is and what He can only do in our lives. He is the only one that can heal us from within, He is the only one that can heal us from our selves, He is the only one that can bring us to Him with a new life and truly teach us how to live. I spent to many of my years counting on and trusting myself only. I wasted precious time, He only gives me. Now I must help others get to know Him and pray that they listen to Him and respond. He also has given me this desire. All I am and all I will ever be is because of my Heavenly Father.
The scripture God has put in my heart today comes from a dear friend of mine Paul. It is from a letter He is writing to the Romans. By Paul writing this beautiful letter God has changed so many lives in learning the truth of who He is. Thank you Jesus for creating Paul.
Gods word today starts of in:
Romans 1 v 20
20 For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are with out excuse.
I have used many excuses not take responsibly of my actions. I have always said to many people since then, we do not want to face the truth because truth means we have to face responsibility. It is hard to admit you are nothing so God can make you into everything He created you for. Some of my excuses and some were given to me through others are; I am to busy, I do not want to give up my desires that I want for something good and wholesome. I have more fun being what I want to be rather than being something God wants me to be, it is a boring life to always be good. I see people all the time having to much fun sinning, I want to have fun too. I see people all the time making more money doing what they want to do. I believe money can bring me more happiness than God can. I believe the "American Dream" can make me happier than anything God can give me. I have made to many mistakes for God to look at me or talk to me. I am worthless because of all the sins I have committed and He will never forgive me. I can not forgive everyone of their wrong done to me, I am too angry to let God in. I have more friends and people that accept me if I follow them. My list goes on and on.Do you have a list of excuses you use so God can not be a part of your life? If you have one that I have not mentioned please share it with me.
The proof of Gods eternal power as been clearly seen is some of my favorite words in the Bible. Because I know of His eternal power because I am one of those Gods eternal power has changed. I believe people look for extreme miracles and He gives us the most divine miracle their is, through Jesus Christ. His eternal power can not only give you a glorious life here on earth but His power defeats sin, death and inables us to live forever gloried with Him in Heaven. Now, I don't know about you and what you think but for me that is the most glorious mircal I can ever imagine!! To actually be taught by God and Him live within us daily. Thank you my sweet beautiful Jesus!
The next part of my blog post today is the next word from God:
Romans 1 v 21-25
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise. they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather that the Creator-who is forever prasised.Amen.
WOW! This is so powerful for me. This was me, I always put what i wanted before what God wanted for me. Ask yourself; Is the power of God within you more important than what you are worshiping? What are you worshiping; money, a job, power, lust, doubt, another life style of everyday sinning, popularity, accomplishments and most deadly I believe; our pride? His power, His glory or your power and your glory?Your power and your glory does not last very long or if it does, are you truly happy or are you lying to your self like I was for many years? Leave your old life and let God give you a new life. You will see for yourself that His power and His glory out weighs anything you believe is worthy. Your life will have His joy, His peace, His guidance, His plan, His love wrapped all around you so you can have the strength to pass by what ever your self desires or what the world puts into your path to desire. Remember the devil is always working within you too, but you can shut Him out with the power of our Heavenly Father. You can not and will not be all you were created to be without truly knowing our Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ. You will soon find out, like Paul, nothing can separate the love between you and Jesus. Gods word:
Romans 8 v 38-39
38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anthing else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I hope this gives you something to ponder and think about, it may stir up something that can lead you to repentance and taking responsibility like Gods word does for me every day. Please write me and give your comments, good or bad we all learn from both.