Monday, August 2, 2010

Are you content to be Good?

I know it has been so long since I have written. This thing called Life gets in the way. My hope is to start writing again on a more regular basis. Esp. when the kido's are back in school.
As I sit here this morning in my quiet time, God continues to speak to me about me living my life halfhearted!!! Wow that hurts. My love for him being lukewarm! I am so content in being good! How about you? Are you content with being good? Well guess what girls! We are called to be so much more. We are called to be Godly!!!!
This is me:
I am running this race called life; but I feel like I am running in place! Anybody? I am seeing no eternal value to my efforts. My service is predictable and routine. I am in a familiar habit of serving others through my church, bible study, volunteer work etc. Although well intentional, yet there is still a piece missing. I think I have been so busy spending time pleasing others hoping that God would be pleased as well. So what's missing? There is a higher call than completing programs of service designed by others. It is pleasing God!!!
So you may be asking How? How do you adjust your life to God's plan and discern whether or not your choice is a good thing? Or a God thing? Look at this verse:
1 Peter 5:6-9;
So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares for you. Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith......
Just because your Church and other Christians are pleased, doesn't mean that God is pleased as well. We have to work for God's honor, not other people's opinion. Don't trust what other's think will be good. Trust God...then your strength and guidance will come from Him alone. Our primary goal has to be in pleasing God!!!
Satan doesn't mind if people think you are good. He doesn't mind if you fill your time doing good things. In fact, the devil will try and tempt you to be so busy with doing good that you don't have the time to spend with God. The good person does not bother the devil. The godly Christian poses the threat. Satan will tempt you to be good because he fears you will be godly.
Don't spend your walk with God being content with being good. God has called us to something more. Make your primary goal in life to please Him! Beg Him for a spirit-led journey. We need to do what God created us to do. Our true rewards await us in heaven, don't spend it here working for earthly treasures. Don't settle because that's just what satan wants you to do. Hang in there my sweet friends. There is a God in heaven who will strengthen us and give us a touch from Him that will help us do what we are called to do. Just Believe!!!
God Bless you ,
Thank you Father for this opportunity to blog. I am saying Yes to your call, equip me Father let us begin a new season of walking with you. Praise your precious name.