Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Don't go there
I took my bike and went back up the hill covered from feet to neck in wet slush. No words were really spoken (none weren't really needed at this point), he took my bike, put it in the trunk of the car and we headed back home.
In my walk with Christ, I have experienced a great new life in Him (2 Corinthians 5:17). He has promised that my old sinful life has been forgiven and I now have a new life with purpose and fulfillment . However, as I experience this new life and a promise of eternal life in Heaven with Him, there are some rules /commandments that I must live by. If I truly love God, I will keep His commandments (John 14:15). I guess the question is, "Why?". Why does God have commandments and why do they seem to take all the fun out of life?
Then, it all became clear. Just like my dad taking me to this great big field so I could have the time of my life, he also saw the hazards in the area and wanted me to be safe. So, for my own protection, he gave me a "command", "Stay away from that area". My dad knew what was best, I just needed to learn to trust and obey him. God knows what's best, we just need to learn to trust and obey Him. He isn't giving us a list of rules to bring us down, He's using them to guide us, protect us and help us to live life to it's fullest.
Trust in God and let Him show you a greater purpose in your life.