Settled On Your Lees? 1/17/16
Luke 5:39 (KJV)
39 No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.
YOU CANNOT STEER A PARKED CAR!!!
THE JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH THE FIRST STEP!!
But, OH, how HARD, how SCARY is that first step!!??
IF it IS true "that the definition of insanity is doing the SAME thing and expecting DIFFERENT results," then WHY do WE continue to DO the SAME things!!??
Answer! Jesus aptly described US saying and BELIEVING, "THE OLD IS BETTER!"
We CHOOSE to continue to walk in OLD, familiar, COMFORTABLE paths better known as a "RUT!"
To "step out in FAITH," change direction, attempt ANYTHING new is SCARY and UN-comfortable!!
God spoke an axiom to me several years ago:
OFTENTIMES GOD USES A CATASTROPHE TO CREATE A CATALYST!"
Some might term it "A WAKE-UP CALL!"
Something that comes into OUR lives and demands CHANGE!
The door is closed! The business failed! The marriage over!
As Mama used to say:
You can't cry over spilled milk!"
I found it interesting this morning to realize that Hebrews 10:35-39 is immediately followed by Hebrews 11:1- "THE FAITH CHAPTER!"
Because there are no such thing in the original Greek and Hebrew writing of the Bible of "CHAPTERS!'
SO it should read like this:
"Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
Selah! THINK ABOUT IT!
Please read the above again and again!
WE cannot obtain the "NEW" holding on to the "OLD!"
Hebrews 11:6 (KJV)
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
FAITH REQUIRES ACTION!
James 2:14 (KJV)
14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
It is that "STEPPING OUT" that changes lives!!!
SMILE! The age-old question is "who ate the first egg or raw oyster!!??"
Or, as Mikey said, "TRY IT-YOU MIGHT LIKE IT!"
Mama said, "YOU never know till you try it!!??"
TODAY, if YOU find YOURSELF in a RUT, seek God for "NEW WINE!"
James 1:5 (KJV)
5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
ALL of US need a VISION/GOALS-both short term and long term.
Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)
18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
DO NOT "SETTLE ON YOUR LEES!!"
Zephaniah 1:12 (KJV)
12 And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil.
DO SOMETHING NEW, TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT, MOVE WITH THE CLOUD!
YOU MIGHT LIKE IT!!??
GOD BLESS YOU!
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