Choose Your Path

15 Aug

God’s Word: John 11

God’s message to me:

As long as the earth endures there will be joys and sorrows, sickness and death.  Why, if I am an all-powerful God do I force you to endure the pains of life?  I am not forcing you.  It is the result of a choice of your will.  It all began when Adam and Eve made the choice, of their own free will, to disobey Me. And all of mankind has willingly followed in their footsteps.

My original intention was “a perfect world.”  I built into all of creation, except mankind, an instinct that moves the world forward through the seasons in an orderly fashion.  But I created mankind for fellowship with Me.  No one wants a mindless robot that only responds to you because you have wired them that way.  So I gifted mankind with the freedom of choice.  And those choices often lead them outside my “garden of peace,” as it did Adam and Eve.

You are free to choose your own path of life.  I have built into creation and your own conscience an awareness of my presence and provided the Bible as the pathway to MY peace that is eternal.  I give peace in the midst of life’s storms.  Jesus came to earth as my exact representative to demonstrate My love and desire to draw you unto Myself.  He was rejected and killed.

Doesn’t it make sense that I would destroy the world and all that is in it because of that choice?  No, instead I used His sacrifice on your behalf.  To those who accept Jesus as my exact representative I offer forgiveness, peace of mind, and life eternal, beyond the grave. In accepting this truth I give you joy unspeakable and full of glory.  Why, because I love you—my special creation!

God’s Question for me: Will you choose to walk on my path of peace?

God’s Promise to me: (Jesus said) “I am, right now, resurrection and life.  The one who believes in Me, even though he or she dies, will live.  And everyone who lives believing in Me does not ultimately die at all.”

My prayer to God:

How grateful I am for the faithful people in my life that demonstrated to me Your path of peace.

I am sorry that I allow the cares of this life to cause me to wander occasionally from your perfect path for my life.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for loving me—unworthy that I am.

Help me to focus anew on your path of life and proclaim your praise in my world.

My Song to God: Peace, Peace, Wonderful Peace

Far away in the depths of my spirit tonight
Rolls a melody sweeter than psalm
In celestial like strains it unceasingly falls
O’er my soul like an infinite calm

Refrain

Peace, peace, wonderful peace
Coming down from the Father above!
Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray
In fathomless billows of love!

What a treasure I have in this wonderful peace
Buried deep in the heart of my soul
So secure that no power can mine it away
While the years of eternity roll!

Refrain

I am resting tonight in this wonderful peace
Resting sweetly in Jesus’ control
For I’m kept from all danger by night and by day
And His glory is flooding my soul!

Refrain

And I think when I rise to that city of peace
Where the Author of peace I shall see
That one strain of the song which the ransomed will sing
In that heavenly kingdom will be

Refrain

Ah, soul! are you here without comfort and rest
Marching down the rough pathway of time?
Make Jesus your Friend ere the shadows grow dark
O accept of this peace so sublime!

Refrain

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