Thursday, April 25, 2013

God Thinking XVII - All Paths Do Not Lead To God 9

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”  James 1:17
The Word is true.  God says “every good gift and every perfect gift is from above.”  It’s true. 
With Christ comes:
An exciting and adventurous life
Extreme challenges
Personal confidence about who you are
Health for our bodies
Vision for your future
Satisfaction in the now
With Jesus, the past is buried, forgotten and forgiven.
It’s not that if you turn to Christ to follow Him, that you will never have a problem.  But with Jesus there will never be a problem you cannot overcome.
It’s not that you won’t want things that you might not be able to afford.  But, with Jesus you will enjoy and appreciate what you have right now.
It’s not that you won’t have trials and tribulations, turmoil and trouble.  But, with Jesus you will never be abandoned, mistreated or misused.
The whole world has lied about Jesus.  They have lied about who He is, what He has done for us and what He expects from us.  The world talks to us about Jesus like they are the experts.  They talk negatively about someone they have never even met.
The unbelieving world is quick to cut down the Christian faith.  They are quick to make fun and condemn us and they are far more intolerant of Christians than we are of those who are not.
Some are innocent and simply led astray, the blind leading the blind.  Others are not so innocent and they choose darkness more than the light.   Either way, they are on the broad path. 
We need to take what Jesus says seriously.  Jesus says follow me.  He is on the narrow path that leads to life and He is calling each one of us to turn around and start going HIS way.
The world doesn’t have anything on us. Our Father in heaven has provided us with the very best. Those outside of the will of God cannot say that.
We are strengthened by His presence in our life. Those who love the world are on their own.

We are satisfied with the portion that God has dealt us. The world, those who have not been born again - they are never satisfied, they never get enough.

We are empowered to overcome our real enemy, satan. The world is powerless to overcome anything without Christ.

We are free from our sins. The world is in bondage to their sins.

There are two paths. Get it right. 
Excerpt from God Thinking XVII- All Paths Do Not Lead To God by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2013

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