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“Not My Will” Starts To Light The Night

30 August, 2015

Greeting’s and thanks for stopping but The Countdown to see what’s new on the menu.

Today we have a small bit for mental mastication, a bit to chew on…uh, ok… meditating on for the rest of our lives.

Here try a bite:

HE THAT FOLLOWETH ME

By A. W. Tozer

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world:
he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have
the light of life.
                                                                        –John 8:12.

Too many people consider Jesus Christ a convenience.  We make
Him a lifeboat to get us to shore, a guide to find us when we are
lost.  We reduce Him simply to a Big Friend to help us
when we are in trouble.

That is not Biblical Christianity!

Jesus Christ is Lord, and when a man is willing to do His will, he is
repenting and the truth flashes in.  For the first time in his life,
he finds himself willing to say, I will do the will of the Lord,
even if I die for it!

Illumination will begin in his heart.  That is repentance, for he has
been following his own will — and now decides to do the will of God.

Before the Word of God can mean anything inside of me, there must
be obedience to the Word.  Truth will not give itself to a rebel.  Truth
will not impart life to a man who will not obey the light.  If you are
disobeying Jesus Christ — you cannot expect to be enlightened spiritually.

No man can know the Son except the Father tell him.  No man can
know the Father except the Son reveal Him.  I can know about God:
that is the body of truth.  But I cannot know God, the soul of truth
unless I am ready to be obedient.

True discipleship is obeying Jesus Christ and learning of Him and
following Him and doing what He tells you to do,
keeping His commandments and carrying out His will.

That kind of a person is a Christian — and no other kind is!

This Will, His will,  lets us know who to truly link arms with in these last days.

Jesus even said there would be those that would say “Lord, Lord remember me, I did all these things in your name?” but He didn’t know them. Those that love Him does His will.

I’m the least qualified to preach this as my walk with God is a daily challenge, but it is something to aspire to as best as I can, trusting that His Holy Spirit will nudge and direct (eventually) all He wants me to do and giving up what I want to do…as the saying goes, “Perfection is the goal, but excellence is acceptable”.

Hope you like this little thought provoker – especially as the days get shorter and darker. We all need more light!

Please rate this at the bottom, have a great week and…

CHeers!

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