“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea.”
Blessings in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I received three links (!!!) to one sermon last night that I don’t care to be bothered with. I don’t know why it was sent and I do not want to know. With all due respect to the dear people who sent it, I know you meant well, but I really have moved on to real and redemptive stuff. It is time I wised up and sowed where I belong. I did not feel like writing anytime soon because I have been busy with other things, (namely last night). And I really did not want to off-set the flow of the article before this, but I guess I eventually have to at this point.
I notice that the rest of the world especially Europe invests a lot in prevention than in cure as in the saying; ‘Prevention is better than cure’. In North America; it is more like ‘I shall do what I want to do, when I want to do it and then when I am good and satisfied, I shall kick at the subsequent consequences.’ Well some times when you do decide to kick at the result of your actions, you might really harm and/or lose your toes. The scripture “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, has a deeply meditative quality. That means to some extent I put my self in my victims shoe, even if for a second and that slows the process of infliction. So next time we feel a need to be the barometer, of what is obviously out of our reach and influence (of which we once wished it was), let us ask ourselves if it had been ‘ours’ and us, would we still be this indignant and to some extent and in a different way do we not seek the same platitude?
Why should there be a problem, when some of us have achieved what we had hoped for, being inundated with our insecurities, intimidations and comfort people and zones. We surrounded ourselves with the people we were comfortable with and we could easily manipulate. Regardless of what God wanted and planned. Forgetting that He (God) is no respecter of persons and calls who He wants. We molded the house as it pleased us and as it was conducive to our flesh and pushed back God’s desire. Now we are shocked and slighted ‘that water has sought its own level’. Next time we feel a need to throw people out of their God-given ministry, so that our flesh is not overshadowed, and we ostracize and systematically usher them out of the house of God, let us remember that God was not slumbering, neither was He cheering.
I am not in the business of being entertained by what comes naturally to me or sitting muffled and bound when so much lies in me to do. I could not have been in the house of God tied up so that people can feel good about themselves when they feel they have me out-of-the-way. That attitude right there is a recipe for major deliverance and reeks of trouble. I do not see in God’s word where that was a workable formula. That is not my portion (mediocrity) and never will be. Maybe our own ‘doings’ have depleted the house of God and our ‘undoing’ will replenish it right back. Let God decide what He will do since His own house fights His gifts. As for the powerlessness of my wisdom and my ways (which are really not mine); my dears you are so mistaken:
“He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.’ Luke 13:31-33
“The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’
And should indeed I be guilty of wasting my Fathers resources; I dare say we are all grounded till further notice. I feel a prophecy coming on now…
“So Miriam was confined outside the camp for seven days, and the people did not move on till she was brought back.” Numbers 12:14-16 ‘There will be no lasting progress or advancement untill God’s requirements are met. Remember these are the days of Elijah and Moses’.
Once again, my sincere thanks to those who sent me the sermon link, but I would like to move on in peace and less problems than the past has produced. I have had enough of the negativity and merry-go-round. Now I can be busy doing all the stuff that was deposited in me from the beginning of time and surrounded by people who actually recognize and appreciate it and can be blessed by it… I cherish your concern and embrace your care. But the ball cannot be in my court, can it? Ask God as you pray…
“The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved right by her deeds.”