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Wednesday's Word: Wednesday’s Word – Jesus Take the Will

Wednesday's Word

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wednesday’s Word – Jesus Take the Will

Hello All,

Yep, I’m still beating that drum 

It’s a sad reality how often we get into the troubles of life where it’s obvious that we can only blame ourselves. I also find it interesting how complacently we accept some things in life that lead to such immature choices. I’m sure you’ve noticed, unless you’ve been living under a rock, the bumper sticker that says “Jesus is my co-pilot”. A view of Jesus as an assistant, rather than Lord automatically puts us in a perilous position of too much authority. But there’s also the flip side where I’ll be focusing my attention today. “Jesus, take the wheel.” A popular ‘Christian’ song that’s not hard to relate to. How many times have you prayed that prayer (or something similar)? That Jesus would commandeer you in your ineptness and work a situation to your immediate benefit and His eternal Glory? Never? Maybe it’s just me. It is very important to realize that God doesn’t work that way. Our predicament is this: We are under authority, and submission to that authority doesn’t happen by force. Your choices are your choices.

Here’s The Word;

Joshua 24:15 But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve

Psalm 25:12 Who, then, are those who fear the LORD? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.

Proverbs 1:29 since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD.

Proverbs 3:31 Do not envy the violent or choose any of their ways.

Proverbs 12:26 The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray

James 4:4(b) Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.

The Word of God is such an awesome and complete resource to navigate this brief life on earth. I’m not equipped enough to delve into a theological discussion on where the lines of God’s Plan and our choices begin and end. And please don’t misunderstand that I’m saying we shouldn’t pray for Divine intervention in the midst of life’s problems. Not saying that at all. As much as He’s an ever-present help in times of trouble, don’t disregard that if Jesus is truly Lord, you have work to do in regards of living righteously and making choices that reflect it. Simple fact is, Jesus does not take the will.

In Him,
Cros

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