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Playing Games With God

Once again I find myself writing a post I detest writing.  I would much rather tell about God's Love then to write posts like this...but I have to....I have to tell you what HE has placed on my heart over the last several days.  Yet I find myself sitting here waiting for His words...for I want so much for them to be HIS words, not mine.

 

I have no desire to condemn anyone as I have been here and done that far too often and far too long myself.  I thank my Lord that He was so patient with me...but I also realize His patience may well have been about ready to run out.  OH I knew my eternal life was secure no matter the depth of my sin...for I trusted my Lord on Oct 1, 1958 but I knew there is always a price to pay for sin. 

 

YES our Lord said He would never leave or forsake us..BUT that does not mean we can play games and get away with it....It does NOT mean HE will always Listen to us.  You see my friend; while WE are playing these stupid little games with God...real people are dying and going to hell....because they do not SEE Christ in us.  Wait a moment and let me post here what I just saw someone post this morning in a secular forum in response to my posting that God has a plan for men and women to work together... 

"GOD'S PLAN......ok God I'm waiting.........What's the plan?.....Hmmmmm?....Strange how quiet it is......seems like this "God guy" doesn't say much....never does say ANYTHING really." 

(snip) 

No way God, must exist. He may not say much but why should he when he's got upstanding sorts like

(4 names deleted)  who "obviously" speak so well FOR HIM. Hell, even good old (name deleted)  and THE TRUTH seem to have the inside scoop on "God's plan". Gee, thanks you guys. Maybe you can let me know when God gives you the next update." 

You see my friend, this person did not see Christ in these well known people...he thought they were playing games.  My friend...what will those around YOU...say about YOU?  About US?  About ME? 

My wonderful Lord...give me YOUR words so we can learn to live for YOU.  Help me to give the wake up call to those who need it..but please, help me to do in in love. 

How many of you who have kids have heard "I will behave"  or "I will not do it again"  

How many have heard this same thing from the same child 10 times...100 times...more? 

How many of US have told GOD the same thing 10 times... 100 times...or more? 

Now let me ask this...if you told your child they could play outside until say 9:pm and at 6 PM they were causing trouble..Perhaps arguing with another kid...you may perhaps call that child and scold them.   What if they were to keep doing it?  Perhaps starting an actual fight and it was their fault?  Would you still allow them to stay out until 9 PM?  Or would you tell them to get inside right NOW?   Well my friend.....God does that too.  If we are indeed HIS child, and we sin constantly...HE could tell us to come in RIGHT NOW...YES  we could literally die before He wanted us to as He calls us home before it is time. 

James 1

5  If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.

6  But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

7  That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord;

 

Proverbs 1

20  Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:

21  She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,

22  How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

23  Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.

24  Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

25  But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:

26  I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

27  When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

28  Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

29  For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

30  They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.

31  Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

32  For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

33  But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

 

Please note several verses...verse 24, and 25...How many have asked many here for advice and disregarded it although you have gotten the same advice from the Word of the Living God from all these sources?  More important, look at verse 28...they shall call upon me and I will not answer.      Oh if you have trusted Christ for salvation, He will not forsake you...but He will not always be there to hear your cries if we do not listen to HIM..if we play GAMES with Him for too long.  Romans chapter 6, verse 1 says it well...WHAT shall we say then?  Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?  God forbid. How shall we that are dead to sin, live any longer in it?   Umm Paul said...how can we still play that game when we have quit it? 

 

Lets look at another scripture to show that our God will not always be there if we do not stop playing our little games with Him. 

Isa 55 

6  Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

7  Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

8  For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

9  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

   

Notice this verse said "while He may be found"  This would indicate that at some point HE will not be there.  Why would the Lord not be there when someone sought Him?  Remember my friend, you may fool me,  you may fool anyone else here,  you may even fool yourself into thinking you are sincere but you will NOT fool God if you are not.

  Remember my friend,  I did fool myself for many years but it was only when the pain got to great to handle it alone that I meant business.  It was only when I was honest with My Lord that I could not sing  ALL the follies of Sin I resign that I was able to ask Him to take ALL the garbage out. 

  My friend...JESUS will only take the junk out of your life that YOU ask Him to....You have to give Him permission to remove anything.   Why not ask Him to take ALL the garbage out? 

People read Isaiah again...note well "let the wicked forsake his ways..and also note  Let him RETURN to the Lord....

 Folks these wicked people Isaiah is telling about are CHRISTIANS.  They could not "return" to the Lord if they were never with Him in the first place.

 I had no one in mind when I felt the Lord telling me to write this.  Oh yes, I have to admit when He was telling me more on it, I had several ideas of who it may be for...but let me tell YOU this...if the shoe fits...if you feel it is talking about YOU...PLEASE LISTEN.  If you are feeling this fits you...the LORD is STILL THERE....HE CAN STILL BE FOUND.

 You may well be asking,  What can I do about it?  Well if this is hitting home...first of all be sure of your salvation. 

How to Have Eternal Life 

If you did place your trust in Christ for salvation and are having these problems now...go to 1 John 1:9 

 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

 Tell Him about all your failures.  Be honest and you can even tell Him in your terms.  He understands. 

 Pray the prayer for hurting people

but most of all ..go to Him...Run to Him...Cling to Him...HE loves YOU soo  much.

In closing this post I am going to take the liberty of copying a post by Becky which says it well

My Dear Child,

My love for you never changes. I loved you when you were in sin. I loved you when you made Jesus the Lord of your life. I love you now. I will always love you.

Receive My love, and you will be free of the fear that has been tormenting you. You will no longer be tormented with thoughts that I will reject you. For you see, child, perfect love casts out fear, and My love for you is perfect.

I love you, I do love you. I am pleased with you. Your are so very dear to Me. I accept the love you have given Me. Do not offend Me, child, by refusing My love. I hold it out to you in tenderness as your heavenly Father. The greatest gift I have to give you is My love. Accept it. Cherish it. Walk in it. Give it freely to others. Receive it unlimitedly.

Accepting My love is not a one-time happening. The more you receive it, the more you increase your capacity to continue receiving it. And then recognize that the more you have, the more you can give. The more you give, the more you can be a blessing to others. And that's what you were born to be - a blessing.

Go forth now in the name of Jesus, and bless others with My love that has been shed abroad in your heart. Allow it to spill over into the heart of everyone you meet. Allow your family to be beneficiaries of the love I heap upon you.

Because of My love, always begin your day with Me. Turn to Me with all of your joys. Turn to Me with all your sorrows. Give everything to Me. I long to help you. I long to carry your burdens. I long to share your joys. You are My child, and I am your Father. I delight in you and want you to spend time fellowshipping with Me.

The things that sound simple to do are simple when you abide in Me. Whenever you find yourself unable to "let go," you can be sure that you have drawn away from Me. You should be aware of My presence at all times, for I am with you always.

Being aware of My presence is being aware of all of the ways that I have influenced your life. Keep your eyes on Me, and you will not only love to live, but you will live to love! 

Love, God

 

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