Thursday, June 18, 2009

Woe to Those Who Don't Obey...

...very scary words huh? Well, I've been reading in 1 Kings Chapter 13 and a prophet of GOD didn't obey the Lord's every word and HE(the prophet of GOD) was killed by a lion(along with his donkey) and wasn't allowed to be buried with his fathers in their personal burial place.
Our church is going through some mighty changes. Changes that most feel is from our Lord and God Almighty. I feel that if we do NOT heed the advice of our church leaders and try to follow God's word to the 't', something might happen to our own church/body. I think God will 'put up with' only so much not obeying Him, and then He takes care of the problem one way or another(however HE sees fit). I have been praying for our little church and will continue to do so. I will pray that we ALWAYS seek God's will in ALL we do and that we do so willingly and with a heart of gratitude for all that He has done for us thus far.
If you haven't read 1 Kings, I strongly recommend it. Super stories from Solomon to David his son and where I'm currently at, David's son, Jeroboam. It's amazing to me how much power/control/persuasiveness one man NOT of God can actually have and that is NOT a good thing. THAT is why it is so very important that we(as believers) get ourselves ground in The Word of God so that we will be able to distinguish between the wheat and the shaft........the good and the bad/evil........the Truth and the Non Truth.
It's a scary time we live in and the only way to get through each day is to be faithful to our Lord in Heaven. Keep not only our mortal ears open, but our God-given Spirit as well. Our Spirit that dwells within us is like a conscience for us. It WILL help/guide us through confusing AND trying times IF we will only listen AND obey as good as we are able.
May God bless you all and have a wonderful blessing-filled day!
Got this quote from a lady who's in a Stampin' Up! Yahoo group and thought it was too good to not share:

Quote of the Day

"The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it."
– John Ruskin

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