Sunday, October 29, 2006

Conditioning of the heart

No matter where we are in life today, we get there by our past conditioning. Whether we came from a secular background or a Christian upbringing, it has had a great impact on how we view things today. We may not realize just how much our past has influenced our thinking until we come across something that makes us realize how much we have changed, or how little.

Looking around the world today, it’s easy to get swayed by societies’ beliefs. We are taught that things in this world contrary to God’s Word are okay. Political correctness has become so prevalent into day’s world that even some believers are afraid to buck the system and come against those things they know are certainly wrong, by the written Word of God.

God’s Word says “Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” (Mark 8:38) There will be no excuses or second chances when He comes to take His Bride home.

I do not want to reach the judgement seat of God and have to give an account of why I did not do what the Lord expected of me while in this world. Each of us has the responsibility for where we stand with God in our own hands. In other words, our destiny lies with us, not with our past conditioning or our present circumstances. No parent, sibling, or friend will be able to stand up for you. You will be on your own. We have to decide is it Jesus or the devil. Whichever one we let the conditioning in our lives dictate, the same will be our reward. We cannot blame our fate on another person. “Choose you this day whom you will serve”.........”but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15)

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1 Comment:

Heather said...

I love the quote of the day today about being prepared not just to forgive, but to be forgiven, which is sometimes just as difficult, if not more difficult, because of that messy thing called pride.