'Why do you call me, " Lord, Lord,"and do not do what I say?'
Well I guess this is a very common thing that we as modern Christian are facing today. Proclaiming that we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ but do not actions to show our Love to God. It is true that we are saved by God's grace as long as we repent, confess our sins and believe the Jesus is the only way to God's kingdom. But, what is there to proclaim about when all that is done is just saying it out. What is faith without actions? Is it still call faith? when we face problems in our life's and we just complain that things are just so hard to go through it and most of the time we will just give up and sulk and 'emo' at the corner.
Was talking to a friend today about hard times. hard times as in trials that we as Christian will go through. One thing that we told me made me think a lot, he said,"Just compare ourself with the other Christians that is in those country where Christianity is banned and those who believe in the Lord are persecuted and tortured. Yet their faith is still unto the Lord regardless of what situation they are facing." That really made me realize how childish I had been all this while. Dwelling on what has been done wrong and just holding on to that feeling thinking bout it all the time, yet actions to overcome it are very limited. In fact those other Christians out there are suffering more than us yet their faith in the Lord is so strong. What bout myself? what bout some of us here ? Sometimes is just the slightest thing that God ask us to give up or just leave behind for now but yet we are already so heave hearted to just let it go. But can't be blame since we are all humans.
We can always be a believer, but with that 'insubordination' heart of ours we can never be a good disciple, and a good follower. At the end of the day we will be caught in between our desire and also God's plans for us. It was never a bed of roses walking a Christian life style, but with God by our side, there will be a calm and peace feeling even though when we are in totally deep shit. Because God heal the broken hearted and through Him everything will can be done accordingly to His will.
We as just humans always put God's capability into a small box, limiting our understanding bout Him. But He is God, the one and only God Almighty, the one that create the heavens and earth, the breath life into us giving us life. God is just so awesome and great, nothing is IMPOSSIBLE for Him. SO rather than thinking that God why this, why that, why don't we start focusing on," God just tell me what is need to be done."
"But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete."Luke 6:49
We can always say how much we love God and how much we have faith in Him, but all will be tested when the real torrent structs our lives. Can we act accordingly to the word of God? or we just dwell and just stay on the very spot thinking nothing be be done no more? It was never easy, 100% bout it, that's why God sent Holy Spirits to help us and guide us through these hard times, and all we need to do is just to be more sensitive to His voice.
As what was written in the book of Job.
He replied," You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?"Job 2:10
When God bless us we will always say how good He is, but when hard times approaches can we still say the same? But God is of same and will never change, we just need to remember that no matter what hard things that hit us God wouldn't allowed it if we can't handle it and definitely there will be a solid reason why God allowed it to happen. For God's plans are always to bless us but not to bring harm to us. We just need to remember that.
So may we be more of a follow rather than just a believer. Because God is always good and never ever His plans is to bring harm to us.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."Jeremiah 29:11