Friday, July 28, 2017

Even in My Heart!

. . .God has commanded the present heavens and earth to remain until the day of judgment. Then they will be set on fire, and ungodly people will be destroyed.  Dear friends, don't forget that for the Lord one day is the same as a thousand years, and a thousand years is the same as one day.  The Lord isn't slow about keeping his promises, as some people think he is. In fact, God is patient, because he wants everyone to turn from sin and no one to be lost.

2 Peter 3: 7 - 9

These words are very difficult to understand.  God, who is all knowing, and all powerful, desires something that according to the Scriptures will not happen.  The Almighty wants no one to be lost, but Mark 16:16 says that if you do not believe you will be condemned. 

There are those who say that the Sovereignty of God means that He will get everything He wants.  But God wants everyone to be saved and according to His own Word it will not happen.  Does this mean that God is weak and cannot do anything He wants?  Of course not.  It means that God wants your heart more than He wants your obedience.  He could force you to comply with every rule He has established without having your love!  But He created you with the freedom to choose or reject the One who breathed into your lungs the breath of life!  

So when you choose God, you give your Creator the one thing that He cannot give Himself.  And that is because when He created men He gave them the power to love Him or reject Him!  

Remember this: Your salvation means everything to you, but it also means everything to God!  He is one side of the loving relationship that the sacrifice of Jesus made possible.  

“Lord Jesus, help me today to choose You in every decision that I make.  May Your will be done even in my heart.  Praise Your Holy Name forever.  Amen.”

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