Wednesday, 26 December 2012

For the Lord is your life

Hey there, I've been away for a while to spend some time with family and friends in the Eastern Cape. I hope your festive season has been treating you well and that you haven't lost the real meaning behind this time; which is the celebration of our Lords birth.

Throughout these past few days, I've been pondering over a thought, a thought that was planted by a friend of mine, Mbali who said in an sms to me "There is no place like the will of God"

This scripture immediately ran passed my mind and has been for the past week:

The Offer of Life or Death
Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.

See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.

But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them, I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess.

This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

- Deuteronomy 30:11-20

I've been asking myself wether every area of my life was in line with Gods will. One thing that I know for sure though is that as good as it feels to go my way, it's true; no feeling, no passion, no carnal emotion can compare to being in Gods perfect will and being used by Him to bring fulfillment of His Word, of His kingdom on this earth.

In that last verse: Deuteronomy 30:20, it kind of concludes the whole paragraph by these simple 5 words that almost throw me off my chair, "For the Lord is your life." When the Lord is your life you won't need to think carnal, you won't need to depend on your own ability. For me this word came in power and might cause I like to question and reason why and how things work and happen. When the Lord is my life what He says doesn't always have to make sense at the time.

This is my resolution starting today even though the year hasn't ended yet. It should be my life resolution I guess. With that said, thank you for taking your precious time to read my blog updates. I've had a very exiting time on the blog scene despite the fact that I'm a newcomer. 2012 has been great 2013 is going to be even even better, I hope we all arrive safeley into the next year with an eagerness to serve God more. Its been real. See you on the flip side. Sweet!

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