Friday, September 6, 2013

LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT…..

As I drove into work the other day, the skies were beautiful with rays of red streams sporadically filtering all around. I sort of chucked and said to myself, “Red at night, sailors delight. Red in the morning, sailors take warning.” And of course this saying usually meant either the weather was going to be good or storms were heading our way.

Soon after, the thought went thru my head, “How is it we can look at the skies and discern the weather; yet walk around lacking understanding of the signs of the times?

Remember the story about Esau and what happened to him in a moment of weakness where he felt the need to fulfill his own satisfaction? He begged his brother Jacob for Jacob’s bowl of chili (red stew) all because he “thought” he was starving. And so we are told Esau sold his birthright for that bowl of chili and Jacob inherited all the blessings of the firstborn child instead. Genesis 25:29-34 NLT

Simply put folks – Esau chose a momentary pleasure to gratify his flesh; and what a price he paid!

Many of us may look at Esau and say, “Man what were you thinking” and yet we tend to do the same thing ourselves. At least I know I have before and quite possibly will do again, simply because I’m far from perfect. To be honest, there have been times I’ve simply jumped ahead of the Lord and made decisions I would soon regret; whether in my relationships, finances or anything else that gave my flesh top priority. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been guilty of “choosing” something worldly over the things of God; even at times ignoring the answer, “No”. (Something most of us don’t like hearing.)

But my family & friends, we are told in Hebrews 12:16, 17 NLT, "Make sure that no one is immoral or godless like Esau, who traded his birthright as the firstborn son for a single meal. You know that afterward, when he wanted his father’s blessing, he was rejected. It was too late for repentance, even though he begged with bitter tears."

Folks- Don't take your birthright as God's son or daughter for granted or trade it for the pleasures of this world! It’s just not worth it!

Make no mistake about it. Whether you believe it or not, the day is coming when Jesus will return. The bible tells us He will come like a thief in the night 2 Peter 3:10 NLT; when we least expect it. What will He find you doing when He returns; looking for Him or fulfilling the desires of your flesh & heart?

Maybe you used to follow the Lord, but have been sucked up in this ungodly world. Folks, it’s easy to do when we take our eyes off of God and ignore what His Word tells us.

Remember– As Christians, we live in this world, but, we are not of this world and the world is not our home.

And best of all – It’s not too late to make a fresh start with God!

“Like a thief in the night, redemption takes flight!”

“When the thief's out of sight, deceived will find plight”

Don’t miss out!

Why not take the time right now and ask Jesus to be the Lord of your life. It’s not about religion.

Remember -

It’s all about a personal relationship with Him.

Be blessed my family & friends! I pray the Holy Spirit pours out a fresh anointing of His truth and understanding as you continue to seek Him daily!

Love you all!

Cyndy

"And remember, our Lord’s patience gives people time to be saved. This is what our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you with the wisdom God gave him— speaking of these things in all of his letters. Some of his comments are hard to understand, and those who are ignorant and unstable have twisted his letters to mean something quite different, just as they do with other parts of Scripture. And this will result in their destruction." 2 Peter 3:15-16 NLT




 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Cyndy. You write truth. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete