Our finite human mind places limitations on an unlimited God. He does not need to preserve His strength because His power is limitless.
- His attention is never divided.
- His memory is not short; therefore He never forgets His promises.
- His love is not contingent upon what we do for Him.
- His grace and mercy is not extended to only those He prefers or liked.
His gifts and callings were given before you ever repented and therefore can’t be taken back. You can give them back or they be of no value to you by how you dishonor and show lack of appreciation.
“God’s gifts and calling can’t be taken back.” Romans 11:29 CEB
But there are, however, stipulations and restrictions to see His power personally demonstrated in our lives: our choice. It is also known as freewill.
The choice to live or the choice to die.
“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;” Deuteronomy 30:19 NKJV
God has all power. He could control our every move. Instead He offered us freewill and the ability to choose Him or the world. Since we are made in His image, this concept should not be a hard to grasp. I would not want someone to converse with me or spend time with me forcibly. Wouldn’t you want people to like and love you for you, and not what you can offer?
So since we have these feelings, this implies to me that we give people freewill in our lives as well. We allow people the opportunity to know who we are. We give people a chance to call us friend, family, wife, or husband. When they trample and walk on our emotions and our heart, we disconnect ourselves. Why? Because their actions our toxic to our lives. Mmmm Jesus! I see.
So why…is it wrong…for a perfect and pure being. Who is not like us at all, to allow a foreigner who he completely kicked out of Heaven, to taint His beauty and perfection? Sin is toxic. Why would the Lord allow sin – the impurities of the flesh, caused by the enemy, to dwell in His presence? The works of the flesh make the spiritual body of Christ toxic and God will not have that.
“Don’t you know that your bodies are parts of Christ? So then, should I take parts of Christ and make them a part of someone who is sleeping around? No way! Don’t you know that anyone who is joined to someone who is sleeping around is one body with that person? The scripture says, The two will become one flesh. The one who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him.”1 Corinthians 6:15-17 CEB
We women. We have standards galore when it comes to a man.
- “I’m a queen and I need a king.”
- “My standards are high and I’m not lowering them for no man.”
- “Come correct or don’t come at all.”
That’s good. That’s great. We should all have principles, morals and values that we adhere to, when then allow us to walk with integrity. It’s okay for us to rattle off a laundry list of dos and Donts. It’s interesting that we want Jesus to be perfect to save us from our mess but then Jesus should also allow us to access heavenly gifts and rain down blessings from heaven, to build up the enemy’s kingdom. Think about that. Lord give me this and that. Thank you so much. I appreciate you. Now after you give it to me, I will take it and use it for this evil being over here. I still should be able to party, smoke and drink. Jesus I need this job though. Can you come through for me? We don’t really even KNOW Jesus. We take NO time, or the littlest time possible to read the word but then we have a list of requests in our prayers. We take 5 minutes to read. How much time did you spend to become familiar with the person you wanted to enter a relationship with? We spend hours talking on the phone to that “one” and Become drunken-like sleepy after 5 minutes of getting into the word. 😳
That’s like me giving one of my children a check for the full amount of their savings account when they turn 18. I imagine them to use this gift – my years of sacrifices, towards college needs. Instead, they dropout of college, spend the money living riotously and traveling. While you may say why would that be an issue, they should do what they want. Live how they desire. College may not be for them. Me as their mother, I see the road that they are traveling. I know in this day and time, without a degree, you’ll be subject to just surviving and not thriving. I know that if you get the education and become more stable, then you can make your own money and travel where you desire. I know that the end result is my child returning to me, needing my help.
And that is what is wrong with our thinking. We have so much freewill that we really do not understand what it means to be free- the will to be free! The desire to be free. Our tainted and distorted view of freedom has nothing to do with spirituality and everything to do with the world views.
Our Father has standards that He will not lower for our fleshly stupidity.
“Jesus replied, “You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37, 39-40 NLT
His standards are attainable, but only through freewill submission. Freewill. It means the desire to be free. In our effort to prove we do not need anyone, we demonstrate that same self-sufficient attitude towards our Father. It’s no longer freewill- the desire to be free but rather defiant- a refusal to obey or listen.