Sunday, September 15, 2013

Pass or Fail

Each day there is a test.  A test we all have the free will to take. Everything from moral dilemmas to simple acts of kindness are part of the test.  How we act/react/interact is tested.  What we ask for, are thankful for, and thankless of - are all part of it.  God doesn't grade on a curve but He gives you a 50/50 chance...True or False.  Good or evil, righteousness or insolence, empathy or selfishness.  Satan loves to confuse the test with multiple choice questions.  All his answers are wrong but at least one of them doesn't seem as wrong (or bad) as the others.  The lesser of two evils is still evil.  Our earthly experience makes us want to choose the multiple choice questions (we love having lots of choices to help justify our actions) while the Holy Spirit guides us toward what is true and what is false.  Listen carefully for His tutoring and you will pass the test. The test is given every single day. A passing grade leads to "above all that we ask or think".

Ephesians 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named , 16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. 20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think , according to the power that worketh in us, 21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen


Darcy Hill said...

Beautiful words. What a sweet, true benediction with which to bring to a close another precious day. Thank you.

David Hooper said...

Thank you John!

mary lee said...

Nice words that lift me up. thank you