I started out typing a long posting about many dissapointments I have experienced over the years, but decided not to. Instead I’ll make this posting short and simple. People, it is time to pray. If Canada ever needed a visitation of God, tis now. Almost every place of employment is a pit of corruption, many churches are not far behind, and our solution to the worlds problems is money. “Ye ARE the salt of the earth” Jesus said. “But if the salt has lost its savour, where-with shall it be salted”?
There are important decisions to be made, right now. Start with the things you can change quickly, like a consistent life of prayer (“Matthew 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.) and move toward other Biblical principles like”Deuteronomy 28:12 The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.” If you look around you and see almost nobody else in sight going the direction you are going, you just gave yourself a greater chance of heading to heaven. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not encouraging freaky behaviour, just whole-hearted Biblical movement: “Matthew 7:13-14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” It is always possible to take a passage from the Bible and “use it” for your own advantage to attempt to justify you own desires. But when you take the Christian Faith and make it “more than Word’s”, you enter into the greatest paradox of the universe!
More than Word’s means doing when it isn’t conveinient to do. It means making sacrifices, walking alone (in relation to mankind), and accepting the rejection of most people. It means taking risks that may cost you everything you have in this life, for the sake of the life to come, for a clear conscience in this life. What it ultimately means is that Jesus Christ is not just a Word, but a man who you love. It means sharing in the rejections that all the prophets of old had to encounter, it means suffering with Paul the apostle who physically, mentally and spiritually was tried and tested to extremes. But most importantly it means accepting what Jesus had to do in order to save you from this “meat grinder” called life. Taking your part of the rejection the whole world places to Him. Entering into a peace with God that no other path can bring. Enjoying His loving hand of protection and blessing even when you know you didn’t deserve it one bit. Setting your eyes on Jesus and nothing less.
This requires more than Word’s.