Do you go to church or you pray at home? It is doubtful and solid fact that some people do not even have minutes for talking to God. They are so busy with secular values to the extent of forgetting God, their maker. On Fridays people are busy with their businesses. On Saturday, you find almost the youth dressing smartly as if they are going for work but they go for weekend party. Sundays are the worst, people come back home at night hours.
They only do what pleases the hearts while annoying God. Do they think that there is no God? Absolutely they do not even reason about what is generating their souls. The Bible says that “fools say in their hearts that there is no God so they are corrupt and their ways are vile.” “God looks down from the Heaven on the people to see if there is any who understands and seeks Him (God).” Psalms 53:1-2).
It is very awkward to forsake your God. Do you remember God only when you are facing a tragedy? God is our refuge and safe haven. He gives us shelter when we are homeless. He is our strength when we are weak. God is not short to see what is happening on the Earth. He is not deaf to hear us when we are crying for help. Despite of continuous sins he does not hide from you. Your hands are stained with blood, your fingers with guilt, lips have uttered out vulgar words and your tongue is wicked, which always speaks evil. God said, “I am the Lord your God and there is no other apart from me. I will strengthen you though you have not acknowledged me so that from the rising of the sun you may know there is none besides me.” (Isaiah 45:5)
For I know the plans I have for you declares. So you trust that Lord’s plans are to prosper you, not to harm you. Plans give you hope and a bright future. He also says “You will find me if you only call upon me. Come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. Seek me with all your heart and I will be found by you.” Jeremiah 29:11-13).
Seek first the kingdom of God and the rest will come automatically and systematically. God is the one supplying all humans with their desired wants. If rich guys can seek God, what about you the poor one who have nothing? Where do you think you will get your big demands? Maybe you are barren, sick or poor; could you be saved by another human like you? There is only one answer for all. Call onto the Lord and He will send blessings of everything that you need in life.
You found things in the World when you were born and you will go with nothing when you die. The Flesh will be buried in the grave (soil) but the spirit will ascend to heaven. That is the reason why you should dedicate your spiritual life to God Almighty.
It is a crucial dilemma which enquires personal decision.You read to choose either to go to heaven or prepare to the Hell. It is your chance now to stop doing wicked deeds and stick on righteousness. This is the time for preparation of what you will deserve at the end. Jesus said when He was teaching Nicodemus, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the Kingdom of God unless he or she is born of water and the spirit, for the spirit gives birth to spirit so does the flesh.” (John 3:5)
Don’t only focus on leisure of food, drinks, clothe and money. You will not carry them with you. People who want to get rich fall into desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. The love of money is the root cause of all kinds of evil in which people are wagering for money have wandered from faith and pierced themselves with many grieves.
Paul said people of God should flee from all these and pursue the righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Above all have a faith to take you to eternal life to which you were called for when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses ( 1 Timothy 6:11-12).
There is common saying that “God helps those who help themselves.” Trust in the Lord with all your heart and learn not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge God and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes, fear the Lord and shun evil to get all your desires.
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By Jovanto Aleu Garang