For some reason people in America think that God wants for us exactly what they want for themselves. However, when I read the next scriptures, I read that God wants us to want we He wants from our lives.
Matthew 10:39 – 39 Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.
Matthew 16:25 – 25 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.
Mark 8:35 – 35 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.
Luke 9:24 – 24 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.
Luke 17:23 – 33 Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it.
I read that and I see a God and Lord that is warning me I don’t have good ideas, unless their His ideas. Who’s trying to convince me that God gave me a brain and by golly I am capable of knowing what is right and wrong and what’s good and evil?
Genesis 3:1-5 – 1Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” 2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” 4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Serpent indicates that by knowing good and evil like God, opens your eyes and you can be like God. Have people today embraced that idea? I sure see it. Most people could care less what God thinks. They are the god of their own domain. Well, that’s what the devil was selling Eve. She bought into it and the wide path of people are doing the same.
So I believe we should be narrow minded. I believe narrow minded leads to the narrow path. It also gets us to the place of wanting to believe what’s right in our Creator’s Mind and not chasing after our own fallen sinful desires and ideas.
Matthew 7:13-14 – 13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
It’s His way or the wide way. Most choose their own way which is the wide way.
Proverbs 14:12 – 12 There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
We need to choose God’s way. What way is that? Since Eve fell because she bought the lie of Satan, we all inherited that sinful gene that has been passed down. If anyone is honest with themselves, it isn’t hard to identify that gene. The penalty of sin is death. Someone has to die for our sins. There’s two choices. It’s either one yourself, or two, God in the flesh.
Romans 6:23 – 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The Lord’s sacrifice is sufficient for us to spend eternity with the Lord. Dying in our own sins leads to separation from God forever.
God wants to be God. He wants us to freely choose to ask for forgives and then choose to walk the way he wants us to live and walk. God doesn’t want you to be God.
Choose to make Jesus Lord. Ask for Him to forgive your sins and accept His sacrifice in the place of your own. Choose to die to your own life and find it by walking with Him. For those who have not accepted Jesus as Lord, I have a page over to the right in the column you can click on to help you get started in your new life.
Pride help cause the devil to fall. Pride is what will keep many people from choosing God to be their God, instead of them being their own God. Humble thyself in the sight of the Lord.