As Christians, it can be challenging being among God’s people. We all must learn to grow up and take the first responsibility, to care for ourselves!
None of us have met that challenge for ourselves and never will in this life. So why do we expect perfection in this life from others when we can’t do it ourselves? That is called Hypocrisy.
Then when God promotes us to secular jobs, ministry, in the job force, or even being a dad or mom, being a child and in school etc., God wants us to be nurtured, taught and cared for. God wants us to all be prepared. None of us get there on their own.
Those in ministry have people to nurture and care for. This is so true! Especially like the care for the flock of God. Even when we do our best, we still fail, and fall short!
Yes, we must learn by life and choices; Why? Because life, choices and time are our best teachers. You must learn that choice is a gift. God will NOT take choice away.
Did you know that Jesus grieved over Jerusalem? He hurts when people reject him especially those who openly reject him. He was sent to His own and his own knew him not.
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest then that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord,” Luke 13:34-35 KJV.
Why would the God we love and respect, have others there in his kingdom who have no love to serve him or want him? How would it be, to be eternally together with those who reject and despise him? Yeah he could make more angels, but he didn’t want more angels.
He wanted a new breed! He wanted someone with choice, choose to love him! Isn’t that a marvel? He weeps for the lost, but weeps more for those who chose to walk away from Him.
I know so many that are not ready and staying too close to the edge of the field of the shepherd. We must learn to remain as he is, stay close in prayer, fellowship and intimacy.
Oh how he loves his Bride! She has made herself ready. The Lord knows who is for him and who is against him. He has given everyone that choice. He will never alter our choices in life.
Oh how he want’s to commune with You! His desire for you is to know His love, receive it, know it and walk on in it! Wow think of this, the God of ALL the universe wants to commune with you!
He wants to walk in the garden in the cool of the day, as we get down on our knees to pray. He longs for someone who would choose to talk and commune with.
He is so touching you even now, because he is the only one who truly loves you. God cannot go against his word, he is faithful who promised, but it grieves him to see how many hate him and his people.
This is the time to search your heart to find out who you stand with and remain. We don’t have the time like our ancestors did. Jesus is coming back in power and great glory!
He doesn’t want puppets on strings that serve him. He wants free moral agents that recognize their condition so they can receive God’s love and through his loving kindness he leads us to repentance.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey