Most of my posts are based on questions that I ask myself. I don’t consider myself all that different from most people, so I believe that these questions are applicable to everyone else. Here are three questions that I think we should all ask ourself from time to time and perhaps ask others.
Do I want to be saved from my sins or the penalty of my sins?
Too often we trample the gift of salvation that God has given us through His Son.
We accept His free gift of salvation, but we don’t want anything to change in our lives. We want to say, “Thank you, Lord. Now, I’ll go about my business.”
We want to be saved from the penalty of our sins. However, we don’t want to be saved from our sins themselves. After all, we’re forgiven, right?
Do I love God or the life He has given me?
Which is more important to us? God Himself? Or the life He has given us?
Do we simply want this special life where we are blessed by marriage, family, job and whatever else we can think of? Or is God our ultimate aim?
Do I love life or the Life?
There is an old Country song that says,”Everyone wants to go to Heaven, but nobody wants to die.”
Jesus said that He is the Life.
Paul said that to live is Christ, to die is gain.
The question is are we holding so tight to this life that we don’t want to truly know Life?
Today is Twitterfic Thursday where I write 14o words about a subject.
Paul writes in Romans 8:28 that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Do we understand that this means all things? That means our mistakes. This means our failures. This means our sins. They all work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose.
I believe this has happened to me. I’ve made some mistakes lately. I’ve failed. I’ve sinned. And I believe that God has already worked these things together for my good.
When I think about that, it’s incredible. God’s purposes for His children cannot be thwarted, even by those of us who fail and sin and make mistakes.
If you feel like a failure, He will work it out for good if you love Him.