Okay, I do realize that this coming Sunday is Mother’s Day, but at the time of this writing it is the anniversary of my father’s death, so I was thinking about him as well. Then a thought came flying down the big brain bypass. I say “big brain” not because I am smart, but because I am always thinking. The thought was, “What would God want for “God Day”?
Pastor Robert Morris says, “To find Biblical answers, you must look in the Bible.”
“I call Heaven and Earth to witness against you today: I place before you Life and Death, Blessing and Curse. Choose life so that you and your children will live. And love God, your God, listening obediently to him, firmly embracing him. Oh yes, he is life itself, a long life settled on the soil that God, your God, promised to give your ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”
Deu. 30:19-20 MSG.
God wants you to have life now and for eternity. He wants to talk, yes talk to you. He has a lot to say. He created man in the first place to have someone who would choose to love him back by their own doing. He wants to have a great relationship with you. He hopes you will choose him, which is choosing life.
God is amazing. He made us, therefore we belonged to him, but He gave us the freedom to choose to love him. Then, after Adam and Eve sinned and mankind was doomed to eternal death, God gave us his only son to die a brutal death on a cross that purchased us back to God. But then He did the most unselfish thing one could do afterwards, He gave us that freewill again to decide for ourselves if we want to love him.
God wants us to have a life full of the fruit of the spirit. You know, love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. That means, no one can police them, regulate them, market them, or stop them, but all mankind can profit from them.
Don’t you see? God wants nothing but good for you, but the only thing He wants from you, is your heart. I hope you have already given it to him, or you will, soon, perhaps even today.
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