There are times in everyone’s life when you need to do things for the Lord God. More than likely, something that the Lord lays on your heart that HE wants you to do and to do until completion. It would be impossible for me to know what that something is, yet the Lord knows what it is. It could be to write something, to speak, or even to simply Evangelize to others. The thing is, one day we will all stand before the Lord, and we will give an accounting to the Lord of what we have done for HIM and what we have not. Just so you know, if HE has decided for you to do something for HIM and you did NOT do it, or left it half done, how will you answer to HIM?
All of us have a propensity to take the easy way out! Some of us will not finish what HE has asked of us to do. We may Procrastinate about it, maybe even try and rationalize it away. The question then becomes, how will you answer to HIM? What excuse do you think will work?
James 4:17 “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”
As far as I can tell, that has to be the answer to the question. Would you agree?
I could easily decide not to write any articles, and I could rationalize it by saying “Well, I have Diabetes and I have Peripheral Neuropathy (Nerve pain). I also have Osteo Arthritis and my hands are really sore.” Do you think the Lord would accept that as a legitimate Excuse? I am presently writing this article with those conditions, and for that matter, it is 2:30 in the morning. Still as yet, I was asleep and I was hurting and woke up. I believe the Lord wanted me to get up and write this article and then get it published across the net.
Trust me, my Friends, I am just like anyone else; I would rather be asleep. Still as yet, I am Retired and I have all day to sleep. I truly do not have an excuse! So what if my hands hurt! Is it not better to do as the Lord directs?! And then to do HIS Will…when HE wants it done? The Lord provides me with everything I need to be able to write, when HE wants me to, and to write what HE wants me to write. I don’t know about you, but if I decided NOT to write this article, I would not be able to sleep! It is just that easy! Or difficult, whichever way you want to view it. So again, the question is, what are we supposed to do?! The answer is, whatever HE wants you to do and whenever HE wants it done.
My Ultimate point is, Life is already way too short; therefore, it is far better to make everything a worthwhile endeavor, especially for HIM. Your actions count when they are for the Lord! The Bible tells us that in Black and White;
Philippians 4:8-9 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, DO: and the God of peace shall be with you.”
I believe this is the cold, hard truth! Please note each word, concerning what is said. This passage of Scripture tells you everything, “True, Honest, Just, Pure, Lovely, of good report, of Virtue, Praise.” And it says DO! Thus, there is no other question in anyone’s life, absolutely…anyone’s Life!
So how are we to interpret the Word of God when it comes to the Riots, the Fires, and the Social discord? Are we to be a part of these things or are we supposed to sit back and say nothing, or do absolutely nothing?! Do you feel, there is nothing… you can do about these things? I suppose one could sit back and do nothing more than fret about it, but would that be helpful? Please reread the Scripture above one more time. Maybe that is your answer.
How about writing or talking with others about supporting our Police?! How about writing our Politicians, or how about Financial support of our Churches as well as our Police Forces? Most of all, how about Prayer?! Should we all be involved with these things? We elected these Politicians; thus, they work for all of us. So, I must imagine that Voting would be important…right?! They need to enact Laws for our benefit, OUR safety; otherwise, we can simply vote them out of office! Most of all, we need to understand that we belong to the Lord God, and it is HIS Perfect Will that we must perform.
I have written a great deal of articles concerning “Sin in our Lives.” The Bible is very specific about Sin and how we must deal with it. It is my opinion that all this Unrest is Sin…in every way! Please reread James 4 once again.
I know that as long as man is walking this earth, there will be discord, because there is always Satan and his ilk. This Satan is a liar, telling anyone that it is okay to be lawless, to create strife! Satan whispers in your ears that you are special, more special than anyone else! So once you fall for his advice, he sits back and laughs as you go down. This is because Satan HATES YOU! You were created in the image of God, and that is enough for Satan to hate you with everything he knows!
Satan tells you how much fun you’re going to have, how much you deserve to be heard and noticed by everybody. He ignites your anger and your hatred if anyone should disagree with you, regardless of who they may be! Trust me, my Friends, it will never get better; it will get worse. We are in the End of Days! The Rapture of the Church of Jesus Christ is very, very, close! Satan has a very short amount of time, and he will do everything he knows…to destroy you and your Family! Satan encourages Sin in everyone; he has done so ever since Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Thus, it is important for each of us to read the Holy Word of God every day, to spend time in Prayer, and to live a life that Honors and Glorifies the Lord God!
We must abstain from these horrible actions! We must promote the Word of God in every corner of our lives… we must bring the Lost to Jesus Christ! The best way to do so is to live our lives for Jesus Christ and let it show…to all. Maybe we need to dig deeper into the Word of God. Passages like John 3:16 may become deeper than we once thought. One thing is for sure,
John 14:5-6 “Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
My Friends, it is always One way or the Other; it is either Jesus Christ and Heaven…or it is Satan and Hell. YOU MUST CHOOSE.
A quick thought: when will you die? You don’t know? Then it is time for you to come to Jesus Christ!
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
All Passages of Scripture come from the King James Version of the Bible.
All Emphasis is mine.