Let’s Not Tiptoe Around The Truth

When we have faith we realize that God is in control of all the moments of our lives: 

Imagine we are standing before God, in the literal sense right now, what are we going to tell him? What are we going to have to account for, what sins do we think we can hide?

As I find myself getting ready for Bible Study, I once again catch myself reading one of my favorite Christian Authors Joyce Meyers, her book the Secrets to True Happiness is rich in the things of the Lord, and the importance of finding hapiness in him.

As I was reading a quote caught my attention, and perhaps becomes the focus of this weeks bible study:

“I have to stand before God and give an account of my life, and the gift God has put in me and so do you. God is not going to want to hear we disobeyed him because we did not want to make anyone angry.” (Meyers, 200)

Another words lets not tip toe around the truth because we think we are sparing someone’s feelings, because feelings are fickle, and they are not as important as sharing the truth with others, sharing what we know the good Lord wants us to share.

We are called to witness to those with a doubtful heart, and not to tip toe around the issue.

Romans 14:23 says:

23But the man who has doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin.

As believers we are called to walk in faith, and in so doing we may find oruself in a situation that may not feel comfortable in the flesh, but is completely natural if we are walking in the Spirit.

We are also called as Christians to wait on the Lord, the Lord has perfect timing, but sometimes we feel the need to rush things, when in reality everything comes about in God’s perfect timing.

Psalms 27:13-14

13 I am still confident of this: 
I will see the goodness of the LORD 
in the land of the living. 

14 Wait for the LORD; 
be strong and take heart 
and wait for the LORD.

“Faith is the postive view of God, and the ability to and willingness to help us, and faith always expects something good to happen.”(210)

Faith is not in any way shape or form waiting for the shoe to drop to borrow a cliche, it is not looking for the dark cloud in a clear sky, but it is the believe that things will get better, that the bad times are not permanent, it is not being pessimistic, but having an optimistic view of life.

When we have faith we realize that God is in control of all the moments of our lives:

“God does not only speak to us in the urgent or important matters in life. He also guides us in the most seemingly insignificant situations.” (Meyers 220)

Sometimes the Lord can use the smallest most insignifacnt gestures, to ignite a soul for Christ.

It was the spark of a friendship with my friend Amy that led me to the Lord, that led me away from a path that would have no doubt led to destruction.

Martin Luther King Junior summed up the path of faith well …

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

Powerful truth right?

Many have taken that first step, but how many have started on the journey and froze in the same place?

Remember Christ will spit us out if we are lukewarm!

Copyright Michelle R Kidwell

July.15.08

 

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