May we always be in awe of God and in that awe have reverential honor, fear and respect for Him. It is too easy to be so caught up in the cares of the day that we slowly slip away from a right relationship with God. We end up putting God on the back burner. Stop…do not do that! If God is on your back burner, all your other burners are guaranteed to go up in smoke!
It is so easy not to pay attention to God. He doesn’t come charging at you as do bill collectors, children, or house maintenance emergencies. The pressing items do just that—press. God waits! Don’t make Him wait too much longer, though. He says He won’t turn His back on us, but He also says He will not strive with us forever. Turn to Him in all situations. Have that few moments of re-dedication to Him. Clear the slate and let Him write on it again.
In all likelihood, this scenario will happen over and over in your life. Each time though, return to Him, and in His due time, the honor, fear and respect of Him will far outweigh the dim and distant future. What a rich and wonderful life God has for His people. Beauty for ashes…what a deal! Endure the fire…it’s producing pure gold!
God is eager to bless us…yes, eager. Some will miss out on the blessings of God, though, because of their personal insistence on how “they see it.” But God has a way that is so immensely different from man.
He says that our ways are not His ways (Isaiah 55:8), and that a man chooses a path that seems right to him but the end of it is death (Proverbs 14:12). God says that eye has not seen nor ear heard of the glorious treasures that God has for us (1 Corinthians 2:9).
Why, then, are we so stubborn, so foolish to pursue what and how we think, in the face of such wondrous truth and direction from God? I, for one, am diligently seeking God to completely renovate, remodel, and reconstruct how I think and about what I think. He will do it, for He loves to give good things to His children…and I am one of His kids.
Continue, dear friends, to submit to God; fight every thought, word, and deed that does not measure up to God’s direction; maintain moral excellence, not moral excuses; and rejoice in the golden work of God, for His blessings are evermore. Endure the fire…it’s producing pure gold!