Monday, April 23, 2007

Change the man change the World

As I look around at the World called Earth, many thoughts occupy my mind. Why am I here? What is my purpose? Who should I follow? Why so much trouble? Why so much pain? There are many more questions.

Then I looked around to gage the measurement of success. Success from a humanistic standpoint is measured by money resulting in power. Wow! Now my question is what is in the heart of him or her with this abundance? When an abundance of money is obtained, and then comes power. When power is obtained, and then comes influence.

In the World we reside influence is also obtain via appointed political positions. This also is a great problem. What is in the heart of the persons in those positions? We all lead based on what has been deposited in our hearts. How can we lead without direction? Who has the final say?

Proverbs 16:9 (NKJV)
A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.

Proverbs 19:21 (NKJV)
There are many plans in a man’s heart, Nevertheless the LORD’s counsel—that will stand.

Proverbs 18:12 (NKJV)
Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, And before honor is humility.

Proverbs 19:3 (NKJV)
The foolishness of a man twists his way, And his heart frets against the LORD.

Proverbs 20:5 (NKJV)
Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water, But a man of understanding will draw it out.

Proverbs 20:27 (NKJV)
The spirit of a man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching all the inner depths of his heart.

Proverbs 21:2 (NKJV)
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the hearts.

I find that we as humans outside of God’s directions are incapable of planning any successful thing. God is concerned about the greater good, He is concerned about people, He created us in His likeness…

Genesis 1:27 (NKJV)
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.


He isn’t concerned about the human phase “I did it.” Each one of us has been groomed to make sure we receive praise for what we accomplish; but wasn’t really instructed to give the praise to the Creator. None the less, we love our praise. There is nothing wrong with receiving commendation for our achievements, but we need to learn how to give proper due to our Creator.

What’s in your heart? This is where all the issues of life dwell. If our heart isn’t right, our World isn’t right. All it takes is one misguided heart to complicate many lives. Just because a person has money, position, which equate to power doesn’t mean that his or her heart is right. We need to follow the fruit from their heart… my belief is… what’s in a person abundantly will come out eventually.

If our heart doesn’t align with God’s heart for the plans we’re presented it will be a lost cause. We as humans received knowledge from those of the past, but fail to realize that all was given by God to be a blessing to all. We are so self-centered until we take all the credit as if we taught ourselves, we did it on our own… if the truth be told… our knowledge outside of God is detrimental not only to our lives, but to those who will follow. “We reproduce after our own kind.”

My prayer is for all of us to just give up, throw in the towel… let go, and let God… before we all arrive in the wrong place at the wrong time. God gave humans something that no one else has, not even the angels, the ability to choose…

Joshua 24:15 (KJV)
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

Joshua 24:15 (New Living Translation)
But if you refuse to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.”

Change the man change the World. God will do what He promised if only we would surrender all to Him. He’s got the “Whole Wide World” in His hands. He made everything, He own everything; He just want to show us how to “play together.”

Matthew 6:24 (KJV)
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Matthew 6:24 (New Living Translation)

“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Do you have the stuff or does the stuff have you?

Blessings to all!

CJ

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