I'm excited today because you and I have been given one more day to make an impression in the world today for Jesus Christ! That is something not to be taken lightly but embraced, walked out, and celebrated! Hallelujah!!!
Question. How did you perceive God growing up or even right now as you read this? Was He the old man with the muscles and the lightening bolt just ready to tag ya for every fault or the old man that just loved you so much that He could never send you to hell?? There are many perceptions of God just like there are many voices soooo let's go to the WORD of God and see what He is really like.
One portion of Scripture I absolutely love is found in Ezekiel 18:19-32. It's a wonderful Word concerning repentance given to the prophet Ezekiel to the children of Israel and it is relevant for every soul that breaks through the womb today. Take a moment and check it out but Iwant to bring your attention first to verse 23 that says- "Do I have ANY pleasure at all that the wicked should die says the LORD and not that he should turn from his ways and live? Now jump to verse 32 which says, For I have NO PLEASURE in the death of one who dies says the LORD GOD. "Therefore turn and live!"(emphasis mine) Did you catch that? GOD has absolutely no pleasure in a soul that dies in his sins and guess what neither should we. God so loved the world.
God as the ultimate parent flows like a parent would but of course way better! As earthly parents we tell our kids our expectations and rules of the house and you go on. When the rules aren't kept, as chlidren of the house they have to be disciplined and encouraged to do better, not hit with a lightning bolt but disciplined by Daddy. Sinners do what sinners do so it's important that we show them how to become sons of God and show them just how much God wants to be a Father to them. TURN AND LIVE that's what our Daddy's heart is...and that's what should be flowing from our hearts too (-:
Be prepared, Be yourself, Be obedient and Be joyful