Monday, August 20, 2012

Ezekiel 17:1-19:14

Ezekiel 18:21-22

New King James Version (NKJV)
21 “But if a wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die. 22 None of the transgressions which he has committed shall be remembered against him; because of the righteousness which he has done, he shall live.

Our FATHER in heaven is a loving and forgiving GOD, and He clearly states what HE expects from HIS children. Obedience to HIS Word is all HE asks of us. HE wants us to "turn from our old ways and live!"

It seems like it is such a simple thing to do, yet everyday it seems to be a struggle to keep my feet from the fire! 3 steps forward, 2 steps back. Am I the only one who struggles with this? 
It's not that I have turned back to my old ways, but there seems to be an endless list still to be worked on, tweaked, refined. Like a gem HE is polishing me daily to remove the dirt, the grime, the flaws, until I shine brilliantly for HIM!

I want to be that brilliant gem, to be a shining light for HIM! I want to be like the Proverbs woman!
Proverbs 3:15 She is more precious than rubies, And all the things you may desire cannot compare with her.
Proverbs 8:32-36

32 “Now therefore, listen to me, my children,
For blessed are those who keep my ways.
33 Hear instruction and be wise,
And do not disdain it.
34 Blessed is the man who listens to me,
Watching daily at my gates,
Waiting at the posts of my doors.
35 For whoever finds me finds life,
And obtains favor from the Lord;
36 But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul;
All those who hate me love death.”

So I will watch, I will wait, and I will listen. I need to learn to be still so I can hear what HE has in store for me,what HE wants from me, and what HE wants me to be! I don't know what that is right now, but I know whatever it is will be grand, it will be beautiful, and HE will shine brightly through me! I want HIS spirit to be alive in me and I in HIM!

Ezekiel 18:30-32

New King James Version (NKJV)
30 “Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways,” says the Lord God. “Repent, and turn from all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be your ruin. 31 Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O house of Israel?32 For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,” says the Lord God. “Therefore turn and live!”

I am so thankful and blessed to be able to return to this blog with my sisters in Christ! Know that if I am not blogging, I am still in HIS WORD, and you are all in my thoughts and prayers daily!
Love you all! :)

1 comment:

  1. so thankful too that you are back! It helps me on the "two steps back" to focus as Paul says, "on the end of the race". How exciting to be in the "finished" crowd together with you one day! Love you!!!!