The first thing I'm going to say is what I
write pertains to me as well as all of you! Who do you depend
on? If you are like me you have depended on "self" way too
much. God wants us to depend on him for everything just like a
child depends on his parents. He IS our Father, isn't
But, you say, I'm too old for
that! How old are you, really, compared to eternity? We
all try to be wise, and some get wiser than others. In reality
we are nothing without God!
Everything, I mean EVERYTHING, is a gift from God! Every
breath we take, every movement we make, every thought we have is a
gift from God.
What about the bad
that we do? That's where choice comes in. God does give
the freedom to choose Him and His good, or we can choose bad and
it's consequences. I don't care how good we think our choices
are, they will never be good enough to please God.
Besides Jesus Chris, who was God in the flesh, there were
only two men who pleased God, Enoch and Elijah. God thought
enough of them to translate them to his presence before they saw
death. Out of all the billions of people who have been on this
to have only two that pleased God shows just how much our
"self-will" hurts us.
To me this
shows just how much we need to depend on God and His will in