God is to be found blameless in all aspects of creation and if we are to gain any form of relevance or sanity we must line up or be harmonious to His divine will. The gifts and eternal blessings of God are for everyone. God created me and has given me the opportunity to become whosoever I choose. What God has done did not determine my value but has proven His magnificent love. The value of life is unmatchable; life is the essence of all being. When you take away life you have taken all that is truly important. God’s love has provided me a way; I must choose to follow if I am to be accepted. Obedience is the key to acceptance; God is not partial to any race, color or being. The love of God is as timeless and consistent as His nature and character; He will always be what He has always been. God is love. I am responsible for my own choices and actions, what I choose and how I live are directly attributed to me and how I choose to live. I must assume any fault or blame for my choices and if I am to be found rational my choices will follow God’s reason for creating me. Everything created has an intent or purpose and without a purpose there is nothing created. God did not create fools or creatures that were defiant or foreign to their intended purpose. It is man that has become rebellious and not God.
Man is doomed to failure without God. When sinful man chooses to excel or to experience life to its fullest, the flesh will always be his primary comfort. Living in the flesh will draw all men to do those things that are dishonorable and ill-advised. “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God (Galatians 5:19-21). Men seek for the best and without God they are enslaved in the passion and pretense of the moment. Everything is about now, and until we focus our thoughts and actions on the desirable and the profound, we will never reach that place where we gain true peace and total tranquility.
We are plagued with spiritual weakness or besetting sins that will not allow us to perform at our highest potential. There are so many things that are not a problem, but when you talk about being complete or perfect, even the smallest thing that is out of place can cause our defeat. There is not a life that has not experienced temptation or has been given over to worldly lust and perversion. We must die each day so that the love of Christ can be glorified in and through us. We must fight the fight of faith and not give in to this world and its evil devices. As we plead God’s mercy, He will pour His blessings down upon us. GLH