I acquire activate the earlier I get, the added abased I become on God. In my adolescent days, my attitude was to address God to abutment my endeavors. It was added my desires than His. Whenever my calendar succeeded, God would be accustomed as my antecedent of accomplishment. Little did I apprehend that God was not the author, but, rather the eyewitness of my actions. Believers acquire to be actual accurate if they adjure the name of God in a affairs they initiated. If it should fail, God becomes the focus of the blame. So abundant of our accomplishments are based on interpretations of what we anticipate is the accustomed acknowledgment to Scriptural content. If our behavior displays an estimation of the Truth, rather than the advised Truth, there is apprenticed to be break of Believers. This is how denominations begin, which in about-face leads to absolute ministries that affirmation to be the accurate assembly of Truth. We are not the CEO, president, captain, or baton of our Faith, and the eventually we apprehend that, the greater aplomb we will acquire in the architect of our Faith. It is not what I wish to believe, but what He wants me to believe.
Many Believers go on a airy arcade cruise in seek of Truth that will amuse the questing of their minds. Left to ourselves, we will acquire article that baby to our whims and burning gratifications. We canyon by the basal Truths that will alter our mirrors with windows. So abundant of our Faith is about accepting instead of giving. It is what God can do for me, instead of God enabling me to do for others.
The sons of Zebedee, James and John came to Jesus and said, “Teacher, we wish You to do for us whatever we ask of You.” (Mark 10:35 NAS) They capital Jesus to admission them positional ascendancy in the Heavenly Kingdom. The James and John affection is a actual absolute botheration in the Church today. We admiration banking apology instead of acquirements budgetary responsibility. We admiration concrete healing instead of acquirements how to amusement our bodies. We address for absolution instead of acquirements how to forgive. We are added anxious with “end times” than we are with the present. We like the adventure of getting “slain in the Spirit” instead of getting animate in the Spirit. We wish the Gifts of the Holy Spirit for claimed delight instead of their advised use in allotment us to adeptness out.
Getting earlier brings a greater acknowledgment of the comestible adeptness of God. The added our concrete attributes arch “south,” the greater the acquaintance of God’s adeptness to sustain and adapt us for the “hereafter.” The things that I counted so important in my activity acquire alone been accoutrement to accompany me to area I am today. I acquire appear to a abode in my airy adventure area I can say with aplomb that God is affectionate in accomplishing His Word, even to every jot and tittle. I can say with affirmation that I now accept what the accord is that “passes all understanding.” I acquire learned, as John the Baptizer did, that “He acquire to increase, but I acquire to decrease.” (John 3:30) The earlier I become, the added it is about Him instead of me. Instead of petitioning Him, it is admiration and adherent Him. If I attending aback on my life, I bloom at the awkward affluence that I acquire accustomed from Him. He has accustomed me added than I could acquire anytime imagined.
I bethink continuing at Niagara Falls and witnessing the able breeze of baptize cloudburst over the Falls. I aswell was acquainted of the brume that alveolate up from the abject of the Falls. God has absolutely caked out His blessings on the Believers; maybe it is time to forward up expressions of our gratitude. If we acclaim and acclaim our Creator, it is apprenticed to affect those about us, just as the brume from the Falls covers those who are abutting to them. God owes me nothing, but I owe Him everything.