This week, Vonnie is hosting Monday Manna, so be sure to pop over to My Back Door and read the other entries, and link up if you want to participate.
Here's today's verse.
"Only fear the LORD, and serve Him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things He hath done for you." 1 Samuel 12:24Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Mine are below.
Sometimes staying in God's will can be...well...hard. Temptations to follow our own plan - the easier way to our goals (which, of course, may or may not be His goals)- are everywhere. And we want the easy way. Many of us may not want to admit it, but it's true.
Why study hard when you can cheat and get the same - or a better - result? Why study missions when you can make a lot more money in some other field? Why share your faith with your annoying coworker when it could cause even more conflict?
Before you answer those questions, let's put the shoe on the other foot.
Why NOT take the easy way? Why should I fear the Lord and serve Him with all my heart?
Because of the great things He has done for me.
Thanks for reading! Be sure to stop by Vonnie's blog for more Monday Manna.
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Wow--you really know how to write with an impact:) Great post!!ReplyDelete
I agree with Tiffany Joanne. I like how you flipped on on us to look at the why(s) in regards to Jesus.ReplyDelete