“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9 NIV)
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1 NIV)
Let me start by saying, I do not pretend to be God. There is no amount of money or prestige that could make me want to deal with the likes of us. If I had to be God, I would make everyone go to their rooms until they can play nice. If they can’t play nice, I would find a woodshed and a good strong switch. Ok, maybe a lot of switches.
Now I’m not saying God isn’t doing a good job. He did give us free will, so it’s our fault that we turned out like this. In case you haven’t noticed, the world isn’t in too good of shape right now. God created this world for us, then we go and mess it up. People just don’t want to get along anymore. There are way too many “Lives Matter” movements. First black lives, then blue lives for police officers. I have even seen white lives matter and Chinese lives matter. Shouldn’t all lives matter? I don’t care if you are black, white, orange or green. Your life matters. We all matter to God. He created each of us and loves us all. God wants us all to live for him so we can eventually join him in heaven. So come on everyone, let’s make God happy, repent and give your life to him.
I have read 1 John 3:16 (NIV) many times. I never got it, until today: “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” I always wondered why God wanted me to die for someone. I read an explanation of it today. It doesn’t mean to actually die for someone but not always get your own way. It’s time to be humble and flexible. It doesn’t always have to be your way. Just a thought.
Have a great day.
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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