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Reasoning With God

 

(Isaiah 1:18-20) “Please come, and let’s reason together,” implores the LORD. ‘Even though your sins are like scarlet, they’ll be white like snow. Though they’re like crimson, they’ll become like wool. If you’re willing and obedient, you’ll eat the best that the land produces; but if you refuse and rebel, you’ll be devoured by the sword, because the LORD has spoken.’”

(Psalms 119:67) “Before I was humbled, I wandered away, but now I observe your words.”

 

 

 

Have you heard the saying “Jesus is a gentleman, He will not force Himself upon you?” This is why we are invited to “reason” with Him regarding our sins and come to the conclusion that His ways are better for us.

Though it’s true that no one is forced to follow Christ, what we seem to ignore is that He also has a way of persuading us to surrender completely to Him. He shows us His love by taking our sins upon Himself on the cross, He warns us in His Word of the dangers of ignoring His commandments, and He allows us to fall at times so we will see our weakness, and He knows how to close every door so that only the door that leads to Him is available.

We can pray for God to save someone, but we cannot instruct Him on how to do it. He might do it through dreams, through an overwhelming feeling of love, or through sickness, loss of a loved one, or financial disaster. Bear in mind that God cares about the soul that will be lost forever and not about the body that will return to dust. And He knows that until you don’t admit that you are nothing without Him, you will not run to Him in complete surrender.

Pride comes before the fall. King David confesses that he was rebellious before his afflictions started, but then he learned to keep God’s commandments. But even then, you have to be willing to accept Christ into your heart if you want to experience Heaven right now.

(“Are you willing to learn? Willing to obey? Willing to change? Willing to work? Or are you at least willing to be made willing? If you are, that’s a start! In his great book, Ladder to the Top, Sherman Owens says, ‘We want the fruit, but we are not willing to get out on the limb. We don’t want to build an ark; we just want to know how to miss the flood,’ Nothing in your life will change for the better until you stop looking for an escape, and start looking for a solution. Escape is ‘the way out’; solution is ‘the way up!’” – Bob Gass)

 

 

More often than not, you’ll have to ‘walk out your deliverance’ day by day. This same difficulty of your current situation is what is driving you into the arms of Jesus – and keeping you there.

 

 

Prayers
• Heavenly Father, You are God of the hills and valleys. God who answers Prayer. You are God in heaven and in earth beneath. God who is over all, the eternally blessed. God of all kingdoms of the earth. We praise You.
• Thank You, Father, that You are willing to sit down with us and reason out our sins.
• Thank You for offering us complete forgiveness and a new beginning with You.
• Forgive us for hiding our sins from You and ignoring our mistakes.
• Forgive us for the pride that will not allow us to admit that we need You for all things.
• We ask that you do whatever it takes to keep our souls safe and to save our loved ones.
• We know that whatever You allow to happen in our lives is for our own good, once we have surrendered our lives to You.
• We declare that we will begin to obey Your Word and that things will change in our lives today.

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty name. Amen

1 Comment

  1. Andrei Crasto
    15 August 2023 @ 10:52

    Very well said- We need to stop looking for an escape and instead find a solution

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