Welcome friends to another week,
My blog this week is about obeying God. At times I do not obey him simply because I am human, and my pride gets the best of me. Thus, I want to do it my way instead of his way. My disobedience becomes an excruciating lesson. God is very gracious when I fall off the path and always brings me back to repentance. Since I decided to walk with God, I have not seen it yet where he did not forgive the “all about me” thing or not tell me I am not forgiven.
This week was a prime example of his grace and mercy. As I struggled to find something to blog about, I ended up on my knees as usual. As I prayed, I felt God’s mercy and forgiveness as I begged him for both with tears. (He has a quiet still voice. It sounds like no other.) I scrapped everything I did. I realized that God will always be in control if we allow him to be in control. As humans, we want to do things our way; just like Frank Sinatra’s song, “I did it my Way”. However, that does not work. It is God’s way or no way. It is not God’s way or the highway (only in non-true Christian forms.) It will always be his way.
As I prayed this morning, I realized that I can be very prideful and stubborn and do not want to listen to what he tells me. However, God is so good. Yes, it is a cliché but true. I know we hear that all the time. For example, he has spared the world for years. He forgives the moment we repent (change our minds) and ask for forgiveness (from the heart). Anyone can repeat words in prayer without remorse. I think we call that playing church. I should know I did this for years as well. Sadly, many people will cry out to him on that day. His answer will be, I never knew you. How sad that day will be.
It is funny how God works. We always say he works in mysterious ways. He does. According to Isaiah 55:8-9, His ways are not our ways, 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9
I indeed realized that this week. This walk, at times, has been painful due to my pride. However, God is very forgiving and brings me back every time. I will have another blog coming out this week, which is unusual for me. However, I just found out some information, you may want to see. I will explain in that blog.
It my hope that this blog will inspire you and that you have a very blessed week. Thank you so much for your patience as this blog continues to evolve. I have added Twitter. Please follow me on Twitter at DotBurrell@BurrellDot. Thank you.