We Struggle So Hard!


We struggle so hard to plan our future.  I don’t mean our distant future, just what is right before us.  If it’s not now, or the past, even the next moment is in the future.  We think we are trusting God as we continue to just make our plans and plunder along doing what we plan to do anyway.  Oh…and we ask God to bless our efforts.  In the flesh.  Apart from Him.

We live a lot of our lives not hearing, or listening to God’s voice leading us to take another step in another direction.  We often refuse to wait on him.  Let me correct that.  Most of the time we refuse to wait on him. 

Is there another way to live as a believer?  Could we live as if God could be trusted?  Could we learn to wait, even in this society of instant everything.

Psychologists are saying that we are more stressed out than ever and are exhausted from information overload. 

It seems that we run away from God’s exciting promise of meeting our needs.  We run to the satisfaction of the moment to supply our every whim even when we know it is hurting us and that it is opposed to the very thing that we say that we want, which is abundant life.

That abundant life that we put on the bottom of the list is nothing less than God’s life!  The life that Jesus came to give us! 

Why would we choose to partner with a thief and a liar who came to steal, kill and destroy?

Because we don’t know who we are.

 Do you know who you are?


The Scale Of Justice

Justice.  The moral principle determining just conduct.  The quality of being just; righteousness or moral rightness.  This is how the dictionary defines justice.  There are many other definitions as well, but they are all similar.  But only a judgement can determine if someone is just, morally right or righteous. 

In one predominate view of God we see Him as the great judge of the universe.  We will all have to stand in His Righteous Judgement.  But maybe there is more to the story.

In John chapter 3 and verse 17 it reads:  For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. 

Verse 18 helps us understand even more:  He who believes in Him is not judged;  he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 

Mankind has been placed on the scale of righteousness and been found lacking.  We have failed the test.  We have been found guilty.  We cannot measure up.

The Gospel is…we have failed…He has not!  He gives us His right-ness,  his sinlessness,  making us succeed in being right!  Our part is to believe!  It is a gift!

The scale is tipped in our favor! 

Do you realize that in Christ you have been made to measure up and succeed in pleasing God?