We have all prayed the Lord’s prayer. It is a good prayer when we do not know what to pray. But have you ever look at the words of the prayer. There is one line in the prayer that says, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. God’s will is what constructed this world. God’s will is what put man on this earth. God’s will is what drove Adam and Eve out of the garden because of there sin. God’s will called Noah and his sons and brought the flood on earth. God’s will called Abraham to be His family. God’s will called David to be king of Israel. God’s will brought Jesus to this earth to die for our sins. God’s will resurrected Jesus from the dead and placed Him on high. And it is God’s will that calls us home.
Explain to me why we are not suppose to follow God’s will all the way home? God’s will is the only thing that keeps us in this world. God’s will is what heals you when you are sick. God’s will provides everything we need in this world. God’s will is the only thing that stopping the devil from destroying us. As a believer following God’s will is what we are suppose to be doing. It is our way home.
There is a scripture in the book of James that says a person should be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger. It says because the anger of man does not work the righteousness of God. We are made in the image and likeness of God. So, what happens when God gets angry? The Bible says it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of an angry God. Many people have suffered the wrath of God, whether individually or corporately. You read into Old Testament about nations that have fallen and think it does not happen anymore. I hate to burst your bubble, but God still brings judgement upon people and nations. In 1917, the Russian Empire fell because they had expelled the Jews out of Russia. Then in World War II, Germany was utterly destroyed because of what they did to the Jews and to the Christians. God’s word is true, 4000 years ago and today. And it is the same no matter what you believe. If what you believe does not line up with the Word of God, you are wrong. That is a tough nut to swallow. But it is the only way we as believers will make it back to heaven. And that is the point of Christianity, of being a believer. As you read the Word of the Lord, let Him show you the truth. Then all things are possible to them that believe.
We kiss the old year goodbye and kick it out of our memories. For some it was a perfectly horrible year. Many people died from the Covid epidemic, businesses were shut down and the American lifestyle was seriously curtailed. Now we have a new year to look forward to. It is the unknown that is scary. Not everybody is hopeful that this new year will be any better. It is unfortunate that people have such short memories. Over the past 50 years, this country has gone up and down so many times, you would think it was a yo-yo. It is true that the loss of so many businesses has change everything. But what of the future? Does new mean better? We as a people are not down for the count until we are died. If you are alive there is hope for the future. All the things that I have learned over the years are not gone. They are still inside my head and heart. I still have skills that I can apply to this world. And if I can apply my skills in this world, I can earn a living and be satisfied. Whether I have all the modern conveniences at my disposal or not. I learned long time ago, that my skills and knowledge will only get me so far. I needed help in my life. You see we are built to have an empty space in our heart that only one person can satisfy. We try to fill that emptiness with booze, sex, power, greed, and every known thing in this world. And guess what, it does not work at all. There is only one thing that will satisfy our lives and that is Jesus Himself. Once you have settled that question, then you can go on to the changes in your life. The New Year is inevitable. It comes around like clockwork. Now what are you going to do this year? Moan and groan about the changes in your life or look forward to a new year hopefully. It is all up to you to make that decision.
I want to wish and pray for you a blessed and Happy New Year.