What God is doing in my life is for Him to decide, but, for me it has been my willingness to just sit and listen (Psalm 46:10). Knowing this has caused me to understand that if I am to have complete peace and comfort in this world, all the evil enticements and attractions of this world must be removed as far away from me as possible. Being mortal, that is something that I cannot do on my own. Knowing the deep satisfaction and true joy that is gained by being in His holy presence heightens my expectations and desire to draw closer to Him, to be a part of all He is about. There is no feeling or comfort like He gives and resting in His arms, there is nothing in this world that would ever draw me away or cause me to want to leave. Why should I serve the created when the Creator desires my attention and love? When I gave my life to God, He did not set me on the mantel or put me in His trophy case there to be forgotten. Every life that He has redeemed was not a conquest to prove His importance and supremacy. In the amazing love of God we become a royal family, joint heirs with Jesus, the only begotten Son of God (Romans 8:17).
While here on this earth He has given me the right to speak, to talk to Him in prayer, to witness unto others of His undying love and favor. I have often prayed for God to remove all temptation and the power of sin over my life; but, in many instances, He has seen fit to let me endure. While this has not caused me to question His love or His motives, it has caused me to examine His purpose. Examination is the concluded inspection of a thought or idea that God has given us in order to increase our wisdom or knowledge, to make us more aware of His importance and relativity in our lives (2 Corinthians 13:5). Examination is a central point or purpose in the substantiation and perfecting of knowledge and is crucial as we walk the Christian life. As I become eager to examine my heart and mind, every word that I write is given me by God in my honest attempt to honor Him. That does not make what I have to say gospel, that has already been written, but it does allow me to open up and to see what He has for me in my daily walk with Him. I have found that the more I seek to honor God, the more intense and continual my oppression. The more I desire to serve God, the more determined and angrier the enemy is made to become. Sin is only a spoiler; and, in its perversion and despair, there is nothing gained that is truly hopeful or lasting. As we are told in His Holy Word, temptation is not of God (James 1:13