Friday, May 11, 2012

Is God your consultant or is He Lord of your life? Joshua 5:13-15

Good morning everyone,
To be a consultant is someone who gives advice and part of my job is to educate people about their benefits.  I try and position people so that they are better protected in the event they have a disability or even death.  A lot of people find it very difficult to talk about death and since they have never had any set backs, they think that some of the topics that I talk about simply will not happen to them.  They simply are in denial and they choose to roll the dice!  A lot of people do that when it comes to their relationship with the Lord.  They don't feel like they need anybody that calls the shots in their life because that would be giving up control.  Joshua 5:13-15 tells us that Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand.  Joshua went up to him and asked, "Are you for us or you against us?"  "Neither," he replied, "but as Commander of the army of the Lord I have now come."  Then Joshua fell down face to the ground in reverence, and asked Him, "What message does my Lord have for His servant?"  The Commander of the Lord's army replied, "Take off your sandals, for the place your are standing is holy ground."  And Joshua did so.  He didn't hesitate when he realized Who was in charge.  Luis Palau gave a sermon on this passage and paraphrased the Scripture as saying, "I didn't come to take sides, Joshua, I came to take over."  Are you ready for Jesus Christ to take over your life?  You can continue to be in denial or you can simply submit!  It is not a matter of weakness brothers and sisters, it is trusting God that you too are standing on holy ground!  When God tugs at your heart strings, He is asking your permission to let Him call the shots.  Don't let satan confuse you by telling you that you can do it on your own.  Protect yourself from that eternal disaster happening and start living and trusting that you are in His 'good hands!'
Your brother in Christ,

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