THEN SHALL THEY CALL UPON ME, BUT I WILL NOT ANSWER; THEY SHALL SEEK ME EARLY, BUT THEY SHALL NOT FIND ME: FOR THAT THEY HATED KNOWLEDGE, AND DID NOT CHOOSE THE FEAR OF THE LORD: THEY WOULD NONE OF MY COUNSEL: THEY DESPISED ALL MY REPROOF. THEREFORE SHALL THEY EAT OF THE FRUIT OF THEIR OWN WAY, AND BE FILLED WITH THEIR OWN DEVICES. FOR THE TURNING AWAY OF THE SIMPLE SHALL SLAY THEM, AND THE PROSPERITY OF FOOLS SHALL DESTROY THEM. BUT WHOSO HEARKENETH UNTO ME SHALL DWELL SAFELY, AND SHALL BE QUIET FROM FEAR OF EVIL. PROVERBS 1:33 King James.
This scripture actually gives me the fear of God. Because when I call on God, I want an answer. But here, He states, why He will not answer. Because of those who took Him for granted. Or rejected Him. They did not take the time to get to know Him, through Jesus Christ.
I pray for answers. Even when it seems, like He does not hear me. But I know to repent. To be in that place of humbleness. No matter what. So I can be quiet from the fear of evil.
I think its terrible, that folks reject God. Or they think they can only call on God in their convenience. They take the idea of God for granted. Like they have time.
People do themselves a great disservice, when they don’t read their King James bibles. And again, this is a holy bible. The others are not truth. They are corrupted.
But when folks reject truth, even their bible…. When they truly do not search for God. When they try and wing it. Because the enemy will use that to his advantage, and deceive them, because they do not know truth.
I had a conversation with someone, who promoted hate, and said, God told her it was right.
I told her, well I went to my King James bible, and it told me to love one another. It told me to pray for my leaders. It told me there’s a place in hell for the accuser, according to Revelation 12:10 King James. I told her, that her god was hate.
If only she could see. No one knows what time they have been allowed on this earth. And since tomorrow is not promised to anyone. I am making sure today, I do not reject God. I am making sure, my trust and faith is in tact. Its my job to do that. I am making sure, to walk in love. I am making sure, to just release my cares, to Him.
God does not have to jump through hoops for me to keep it. In fact, when He does not answer me, when I sometimes go through things, that are hard, or just don’t seem fair. I remind myself, to hold onto Him tighter. I cannot be tossed to and fro, back and forth in this life. Not any more. Time is too valuable to me. The time He gives me on this earth. Either I believe, or I don’t, and I choose to believe. So that means, I embrace God will all my heart and soul. That means, I stir up my faith, by even reminding others of who He is. By doing works….
I write this, after an experience, that kind of shook my faith up yesterday. Or tried to. And I am not even going to dignify it, because maybe it would bring fear to someone else. Or maybe even to me. I just have come too far, to even question, whether or not there is a God. There is a God, and I will not reject Him. I love Him. I will have faith, without freaking out. So, I will have faith in God. I will trust Him. I will not worry. I will just believe. I will extend grace, and mercy, because God has extended mercy and grace to me.
It seems some people take God, and other people for granted. If they did not, they would not hurt them. I was chatting with a girl on social media. She was so misled. She was so mean spirited, to someone. She hated. She had fear. I tried to talk to her, but after a while, her ignorance was so strong, I just walked away from trying to chat with her. Because that hate, motivated her, to insist she was right. See, when folks, reject truth, or they reject God who brings truth, there is nothing you really cannot do for them. But pray. I suppose.
But if people, would not reject God, they would not reject a true brother or sister in Christ.
They would not abuse them. They would not ignore them. I can just see God reaching out to them even through the people they abuse, who has been sent by God, and ignore, the ones they take for granted.
See, God has His ways of trying to teach us sometimes. Or minister to us. But some people, reject you, or will not even take the time, to know you truly.
I have lost a few people in my life, that I loved. But there were times, I felt as if they took me for granted. But sometimes, I saw things in them, where they rejected Gods truth. Or they rejected His ways. His commandments. I did not want to judge them. In fact, I wanted to give them grace. But when I saw they could not give me grace, I walked.
I suppose myself, if I am being totally honest, I can see, the people that I have rejected myself, in my own life. And its not that I did not appreciate them. I found that for the most part, the measure I used in friendship, was not the same to them. Loyalty, honesty, being kind. Not being sneaky. Not breaking covenants in prayer. Having their own motives in friendship.
I wish I had grown up with more of a standard, or more of a guideline, in picking friends, etc. I just kind of winged it. In other words, I would just try and be friends with some folks, and if we clicked, that was great if we did not, well we did not.
And at this point of my life, well I have to be honest, even though, I did give it a good try with some folks, who I accept as no longer accept in my life. I will never let go of God. No matter what. I think of Job. Job, was so tested. His friends, challenged him too. But he prayed for his friends, and God restored him, gave him double for his trouble.
AND THE LORD TURNED THE CAPTIVITY OF JOB, WHEN HE PRAYED FOR HIS FRIENDS: ALSO THE LORD GAVE JOB TWICE AS MUCH AS HE HAD BEFORE. JOB 42:10 King James.
But, now that I am older, I wish I had more of a set of rules to determine, who would treat me kind, and who would not have other motives. Etc. I wish I had understood, how to test people, to see, if they would be true. Because I have lost many friends. But I can actually see God doing that for me, removing them, from my life. He knows. He did the job, for me, even though, I did not know.
I have always believed in God. But have I taken Him for granted? I hope not. But I suppose my own behavior, showed that I did as a kid growing up, because I did not know what sin would do to my life, or how I would reap that.
Life is funny. Or strange that in the sense, you may go through something, but its how you handle it to begin with, that makes the difference. Are you including God in it? Are you trusting Him? Are you making sure, your relationship is in tact with Him? Praying?
All I know today, even though I am uncertain about something. I am certain in who God is. That all things are possible with Him. That if I want faith, I have to remember, faith is dead without works. What is works? Works is making sure, I am serving God. And I will do that, for Him always. No matter what He shows me, or does, or does not do.
Blessings in Christ,