Wednesday, August 24, 2011


PARDON me, what did you say?When God interrupts our routine, His purpose is to call us back to Himself when we are off track. Abram self-corrected in Genesis 12. God interrupted Abram with a command: Leave everything you know and follow Me. The command was radical and changed the course of Abram's life because he obeyed! When we disobey and interrupt what God is doing in our lives, our disobedience is a result of selfish stubborness and unwillingness to do that which we know to do. (James 1:13-15) Walking with God requires that we follow Him. We were not created by God to simply pack our Creator around in our side pocket, or choose to add Jesus into our journey. Read about David and how he stiff armed God and did not go into battle 2 Samuel 11. When we follow our desires, our temptations to live as everybody else does, our disobedience is the sin that leads us into more depravity. Satan also seeks to interrupt our relationship with God. The truth is found in our Father's Word, His warning to us about the great deceiver, the one who plans to trip us and devour our souls. Satan uses deception and he always seeks to destroy our peace. Satan will whisper lies, and attempt to confuse our focus while he consistently dismisses the attributes and promises of God. What is the interruption in your life today? What is its source, and even more important, what is the purpose of that interruption and how are you responding? Ambivalence defined: simultaneous and contradictory attitudes or feelings toward an object, person, or action. Are you ambivalent to God's call?

"Each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. … Don't be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows" (James 1:14,16-17).

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