Praise the LORD!!!
To many times we as humans tend to forget GOD. We forget that all we
have to our name is from HIM and given to us for a purpose. We tend to
forget that HE has given us the very ability to take the next of breath.
Or the fact that we have a heart beating within our chest, that HE
alone has blessed to continue beating. This too has a reason, HIS
reason, for being. All that exist, whether living or not, has been
created by GOD and for GOD's express purpose. Not one moment of time or
one minute particle within this whole universe has a reason for being of
it's own. All was created for GOD's very own unique purpose.
We as humans, being of the highest order of creation on earth, hold a
spot very unlike any other created item. We have the ability to think
and reason, to seek after knowledge, wisdom and processions. Even the
angels, which are closer to GOD, seek not after these things. For they
realize that their very existence has come about by HIS hand and that
their very existence relies completely upon HIM. Whereas we as humans,
should be able to figure these facts out, many times we don't and we
believe that we're the controlling factor within our own worlds. This
characteristic comes from the fact that we've been blessed with a living
soul, that can and does make choices on how it will exist. We've a
trait called pride that causes us to focus on our own existence and
survival over all else.
This trait, pride, is that which was the cause of the original sins,
both those of the angels and of mankind. lucifer and the fallen angels
thought more highly of themselves then they should have, thus their
current state of banishment from the KINGDOM of GOD. Whereas only their
leader, now called satan or the devil, is allowed at any time to enter
this realm. Whereas we of the earthly order of created beings (mankind),
fell from GOD's KINGDOM also because of pride, but HE has made special
amendments to enable our return to it if we so choose. Why HE would
chose to do this only for us and not the angels can only be assumed, for
it is not written in scripture. But it is a fact that still exist and
one that GOD has set down and can not be changed.
We as humans tend to forget the fact that GOD is the controlling
factor within our lives and we seek to do things in our own strengths.
What we usually end up with is more of a mess then anything else. Yes
there are times we we can do things that work out for the betterment of
ourselves and others, but usually they're done for the wrong purposes,
in effect voiding the good that was done. How is it that we so easily
forget that GOD placed us here with a purpose? That HE alone has brought
about everything that has happened within our lives? Its simple, we see
ourselves at a higher level of importance then we rightfully deserve.
We believe we're the ones in control and that we can cause things to
happen to our own benefit. This is that 'original' sin of pride welling
up inside of us, taking the forefront of our thought process.
The only way to do away with this sin is to totally die to self and
this is only possible by allowing GOD, by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT
to come in and take over control. This is a dying to self that is often
spoken of in scripture, but seldom truly sought after, to the fullest
extent. Sure there are times that we give a weak hearted attempt at it,
but its usually attempted under our own power and not that of the HOLY
SPIRIT. Thus all our efforts are of no avail. Only when we allow the
HOLY SPIRIT to take up residence within our hearts and then continue to
allow HIM to mold us into the being that GOD originally intended us to
be can this succeed. We must learn to totally release our lives into the
hands of GOD and allow HIM and HIM alone to break us and mold us into
that new creation spoken of in scripture. The regenerated being, the
born again man.
I urge you today, if you're a Christian and having problems within
your life, pray for GOD to bless you with the HOLY SPIRIT. Pray that HE
will then take the mess of a man/woman that you are and totally recreate
you into the image that HE and HE alone wants you to be. At this time
you will become a new creation, worthy to live in communion with the
If pray tell you've not given your life to JESUS yet, take the time
to read the GOSPEL of John. find yourself a version of the Bible that is
clearly understandable to you, like the NIV, and sit down with it. Pray
that if GOD is real and that HE has a purpose in life for you, that
HE'll reveal HIS truth to you from the reading you're about to
undertake. Then begin to read, not speed reading, but take your time and
allow GOD to move upon your heart from within the WORDS of this most
holy book. If at anytime you feel that you've enough proof that GOD is
real and that HE loves you and has a direct purpose for you in life, let
HIM know it. Just talk to HIM like you would a loving friend or parent.
Let HIM know that you believe that HE came to earth in the man/GOD,
JESUS. That HE died upon the cross for your sins, that HE was buried and
rose again to life on the third day, ascended to heaven and is now
sitting at the right hand of the FATHER, interceding for you before the
FATHER. Ask JESUS to come into your life and take control, so that you
may live a life seeking to bring glory to HIS most holy and precious
name. Then follow suit with the others and ask HIM to grace you with the
HOLY SPIRIT, to created in you a totally new creation!!!