Sunday 21 June 2009

Where would I be without Christ

Today’s bible study was one of a kind. The good Lord has revealed so much and has filled and sown his kind words to harvest my heart. As I sat there in the old pews listening to the words of God, I kept think where I am going? Where would I be with out Christ as my guide through life? How will I get through life without Christ? Surely I am not prepared to answer all this now. Perhaps I should have thought my life long and hard and should be careful when making important decisions. How do you carry yourself in the world while trying to place God before anything you choose? It is important to think about the consequences of your action, as they will follow you in your life. But how do we relate this to the bible, what can we learn from the bible that gives us reason to be careful and to choose carefully. In the Old Testament a humble and God fearing man called Lot who was a nephew of Abraham lived a simple life until one day a question of choice was to be answer. Lot did not see what was coming and how his life would be influenced by his choice. We read in Genesis 13:7 "and there was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdsmen of Lots cattle". Because Abram (as he was called before his covenant with God) saw this was problematic he reasoned with his nephew Lot and asked him to choose a place to rest his cattle so that they would not be in disagreement anymore. We read further that Lot chooses to rest in the further land of Jordan where the area was surrounded with water and seemed life the unimaginable garden of Eden. Lot choose the place that seems most beautiful and suitable to make a comfortable living with his family. However, he did not know what awaited him as the place he had chosen would be the one God would destroy because of the sinful acts present in that place. Still in this world as our human nature we want to live good eat well and be merry, we ask for this things in our lives and we ask to have all the pleasure of life without realizing these things may draw us further from God’s intended spiritual home the church that is so beneficial for our souls. So when asking God to better our lives should we not ask him to better our spiritual live instead. Christ thought us to seek the Kingdom of God first “seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness: and all these things shall be added unto you” Mathew 7: 33. So why is it that we run to get something from the world and slow down when it comes to church. Christ tell us not to think and worry of what we shall eat and drink or aspire in our live for he know what we have less and more and what we need the right amount of in our lives. “For your heavenly father knoweth that ye have need of all these things” Mathew 7:32. Should we not ask God for our daily bread first knowing that everything else will follow, surely this does not mean we should sit at home doing nothing but it should mean that we work hard with honesty yet still put our trust and hope in God because without him nothing is possible, and with his power anything is POSSIBLE.