Our God begat us because He wanted us to be with Him in heaven. It was His will that we be first fruits of His Creation. We as individuals must understand, God does not change. “…His own will…” is and always has been that you and I come to Him. God gives us what will stand the test of light. He never gives us something we will be ashamed of, or will embarrass us in the daylight.
We are the ones who change. We are humble and worshipful one hour, and the next hour our pride is so puffed up that it is hard to be around ourselves. One moment we give God His due, and then turn around and rely on “luck” or give “Mother Nature” all of the blessings God has given us. We blame God for all the temptations He laid in front us knowing He did not put them there.
(James 1:13 KJB) Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
Our biggest problem is ourselves. We are so centered on me, myself, and I that finding time to humble ourselves before God is time we don’t seem to have.
I am going through Physical Therapy with my left rotator cuff. The only way I will regain use of my arm is finding the time to exercise my shoulder. That is true with God. If we haven’t the time to talk with Him, meditate over His Word, then how do we expect to get to know Him and grow in our faith?
(Romans 10:17 KJB) So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Our primary goal as a Christian is to Glorify God in all manner of our life. (Our individual walk and our individual talk.) If we are living like the world and condoning all sorts of worldly activities, we are not Glorifying God, even if we never miss a Sunday or Wednesday night service. We may have ourselves in a position where God may not be hearing our requests.
Today, make a decision, what is important in your life. Are those things God would accept? If not you need to change your life style, and put those things and only those things in your life that will Glorify God.
Pastor John R. E Chastain
(James 1:17-18 KJB) 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. 18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.