Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A God of Convenience

Sometimes we're guilty of having a God of convenience. That doesn't mean that God is God of convenience, it means that's how we look or approach Him. We pray for things we want, not things we need. We praise Him in the good times (things!) and forget that He is there is all things great and small, and that His good is our good, that when we don't get what we want, it is His opportunity to show that His Word is our life, and it truly is the only way to live.

I've been reminded lately that He is in all things and in our surrender is when we are closest to Him. In one of Adam's teachings (I'm paraphrasing here) he said that people don't believe there is a God because they don't want to surrender to Him, they don't really want to be accountable.

I've lived my life both ways. I always believed there was a God, however, I only went to Him when I was in trouble and needed something. My life seemed in turmoil A LOT! And even though I do strive to live my life for God, it can be a little rough (usually because I am convicted to stop doing stupid things by His Word), I would not change the direction of living my life for God one bit. The bible says that the road to God is narrow (Matthew 7:13 "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it). And sometimes I feel like I'm going to slip off, but He's got me in His grip, and I 'ain't goin' no where'. And there is great comfort in that. In knowing, I'm just not smart enough to figure it out myself, that I can't live by my good deeds that are easily undone by my screw ups, that I just depend, and love Him.

He is Mighty! And His love and grace abounds!

Song of Solomon 8:6 Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.


Louise said...

Wow ... good post and excellent food for thought.

Jada's Gigi said...

Yes, good post! Without Him we really can do nothing at all.

Stacy said...

The road IS narrow, but those boundaries protect us if we're cautious to obey!

Pat said...

The common thread I see in most all of your posts? You are commited to Christ! He will light your path....good post!