Recently God has been working in me, what does it mean to live a life of full surrender, no sitting on the fence, no grey areas, either this or that, one or the the other. As we were talking about all the sickness going through our church with a godly man at one prayer room night Jeffrey made the comment that this testing of faith will determine who’s in this for Jesus and who’s in this just for the feelings, it will start making things black and white. A lady I was praying with said she had noticed that all the people that had had their lives poked at by the enemy were people that were dedicated to prayer in some way! In one way that is a huge confirmation that prayer is actually a powerful move on the believers part! That those prayers actually stir things to action in the heavenly realm! How encouraging! But yet it is also sobering.
When Jeffrey and I were talking to this man he mentioned that he totally expected attack and push back from the enemy, but who knew what would happen next. We can’t see into the future to know who’s life will be touched next, but we can know the ending! Any pessimistic person can choose to see every dark and gloomy side of… well… really anything! But I love that no matter how much someone may want to choose that view Christianity holds nothing but HOPE! There is hope at the end of life! There is hope in life!
So the christian is weak because they need a crutch in life called religion, Jesus and the end of the story told to them. Oh absolutely! 100%! As a believer in Jesus Christ I had my eyes opened to the reality that I CAN DO NOTHING without Jesus! I don’t know if you have tried to control your life before… it may seem like you have things under control for a while but the truth is that you have no say in how to run your life. Humans are so fickle its actually amazing! Its almost hilarious listening to the radio and hearing radio announcers talk about how their life is all under control! I am saddened by this deceived world and its apathy towards what actually may happen after death. They go along merrily until something happens that shakes them up a bit but after a while they forget the initial shock and sort of move on.
Certain life events definitely will separate the sheep from the wolves. God has that all under control and I’m not worrying about doing that myself, but I hope and pray that I have a strong and sure faith when that trumpet calls. I don’t want to be known as lukewarm! Its black or white and I love that Jesus welcomes the surrendered with open arms!