I hope and pray that the DIGs over the last few days have not been condemning for you, I actually find them liberating!
There was a picture on Facebook that I really appreciated the other day: “There is always a reason why things happen, sometimes it is because you made stupid choices”.
This is indeed the way the world works; we do things and it has consequences, sometimes there are good consequences and sometimes there are bad ones.
God is not the author of what we see in our lives.
God does have a plan and purpose for our lives and if we find it, and step into it, this plan will always be good.
But God is not the author of bad things in our lives.
Bad things happen as we live in a fallen world full of fallen people and we ourselves often make bad mistakes and bad choices.
But this is a good thing, as we can also make good choices and good decisions.
At the pool of Bethesda Jesus met an ill man and the first thing Jesus asked him was did he want to be healed (John 5 v 6).
The man went on to give excuses as to why he was not healed and Jesus’ response was to tell him to do something (John 5 v 7 and 8).
My friends, we need to want change in our lives and we need to take responsibility for this change and do something.
The best thing we can do (as I’ve said in the last could of days) is to get into the Word and increase our knowledge about God and Jesus.
We will then start making better choices as our knowledge of the Word and of the Lord increase.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your Word and thank you for the knowledge and direction held within”.
John 5 v 8…..Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed and walk