Because It Is So

Posted by on March 2, 2012

The truth and promise of the Almighty goes beyond comprehension. But whether it be a seemingly untimely death or a windfall of unexpected wealth, God’s plan is superior and requires our continual submission of our will and constant abiding in Him.

The strangest and most unlikely occurences can take place, leaving us puzzled and confused. These are calls from God to trust Him and have faith that far exceeds whatever array of feelings that are consuming us.

I’ll be real with you. Being a servant of God requires raw truth and revelation. At times, my carnal desires scream out at me to live according to the flesh. But whether these develop in same-sex attractions or are those of a heterosexual who is being tormented by flesh desires, the same inspired and Holy Word applies. God doesn’t leave us guessing.

Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee:…” ( Psalm 55:22)  Luke 9:23: “He said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.”

We need to set time apart to contemplate that we are in a holy war. Our whole existence is for the purpose of proving to Satan that there will be a people who will choose the will of God over the desires of the flesh.  Take the time to consider all the counterfeits that Satan has put in place while trying to gain control by deception.  It’s a pretty exhaustive and lengthy process. But everything God is… Satan is not. And he wants so much for you to see things his way.

He has tried to replace the holiness of the Sabbath with Sunday keeping. The beauty of God’s plan for man and woman by being replacing it same-sex relationships. The purity of honesty being replaced with calculated deception. Obedience to God’s Word with reasons why human thinking should be considered a better way.  The list goes on and on.

Man puts himself in direct opposition to God’s will when he seeks to intellectualize his way into the kingdom by just trying to do the majority of what God asks and making consolations for those things that just seem to be to harsh, difficult or unnatural.

Serving God is unnatural. Every one of us is naturally bent toward sin. That is why it takes a conscious choice to let God know we are His by seeking to do His will instead of what comes natural.

We are sin-sickened souls. We want help, yet we often make it extremely difficult for God to change us because of our refusal to give up numerous deceptions that Satan has orchestrated that we have become comfortable with.

Many many people believe that if their feelings confirm that it is natural… it simply must be  and that somehow that equates to being equal to God’s plan. You don’t have to look far to see the terrifying results of such thinking.  Blood shed daily occurs simply based on a feeling, (not truth) that one group of people is purer or more valuable than another.

James 4:7  tells us to submit ourselves to God and the devil will flee from us. By submitting ourselves to Him, we’ve got to spend time with Him to know what His plan and His truth… simply is. We’ve got to accept His Word as truth and not seek to find a way around it or try to do the opposite of what He tells us. We must act on His Word… above and beyond what we feel.

Now… not all feelings are bad… obviously. God rewards us with good feelings at times when we receive confirmation that we have made the right choices. Choices that glorify Him and His power and sovereignty.  He wants us to feel good. But as a result of living in accord with Him.  He shows us however, that we cannot live by feelings and use them as a confirmation for truth or right doing. Only His authoritative Word can provide us with such confirmation.

I’m sharing this because at times we come to question why things are a certain way. Why did something happen that we would rather not have experienced. Why can’t we understand a particular unseen process. Yet so very often after we have waited something out or recognized a particular change that enlightens our understanding, we then will consider giving glory to God.

We are in such a need of  recognizing this;   Psalm 139: 2-4

You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
you, LORD, know it completely.

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