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Don't Find Yourself Sprawling

Hey, my friends, I stumbled across a Scripture that I really enjoyed. This translation is in the Message Bible whose accuracy isn’t what some of the others are, but its language sometimes brings clarity. i will share part of it with you:

Romans 9:27-33 (MSG)
Isaiah maintained this same emphasis: If each grain of sand on the seashore were numbered and the sum labeled “chosen of God,” They’d be numbers still, not names; salvation comes by personal selection. God doesn’t count us~ He calls us by name. (btw, This is what Isaiah 43:1(AMP) says too~ I call you by name. You are Mine!) Arithmetic is not his focus. . .

How can we sum this up? All those people who didn’t seem interested in what God was doing actually embraced what God was doing as He straightened out their lives.
And Israel, who seemed so interested in reading and talking about what God was doing, missed it. How could they miss it? Because instead of trusting God, they took over. They were absorbed in what they themselves were doing. They were so absorbed in their “God projects” that they didn’t notice God right in front of them, like a huge rock in the middle of the road. And so they stumbled into Him and went sprawling. 

Isaiah (again!) gives us the metaphor for pulling this together: Careful! I’ve put a huge stone on the road to Mount Zion, a stone you can’t get around. But the stone is me! If you’re looking for me, you’ll find Me on the way, not in the way.

Romans 9:33  in the New Life Version says it this way:
The Holy Writings say, “See! I put in Jerusalem a Stone that people will trip over. It is a Rock that will make them fall. But the person who puts his trust in the Rock (Christ) will not be put to shame.”

Because of my experiences with God, the first words to grab my attention were that God doesn't count us, He calls us~ by name. Oh how beautiful it was when I first was dealing with a cancer diagnosis, and God took me to 

Isaiah 43 and told me He was calling me by my NAME. He knew me. He loves me. I am a treasured daughter! Our mighty God calls me by my first name! Wow, did that ever lift me up above any negative the enemy could try and use against my emotions! 

Having a personal relationship with God goes far above any intellectual knowledge, far above any historical study. Holy Spirit guides our relationship. He teaches us, protects us against satanic influences in our thought life, convicts us of incorrect thoughts and attitudes. When we grow sensitive to His touch, it is so heart filling. He loves us so much and encircles us in His love, demonstrates His love and care throughout the day. Until you desire a personal relationship with Him, you will never know it, and friends, it is SO worth having a close connection with God!

Begin today, my friends, to seek out His heart. Be not afraid to give your heart to God, He will handle it with gentleness and reverence. No one can imagine the peace and quiet joy that comes to rest within, when we live in love and harmony with our Creator, Savior, and indwelling Holy Spirit. God holds us close to His own heart; He is love.

That Stumbling Block? Yes that is Jesus. He’s right there in the middle of the road. You cannot get around Him without a lot of effort. Why would you want to? Pride in knowledge, believe you have figured life out without the help of God? That path ushers one right into the demon’s lair. You’ve heard 'pride is the deadliest of sins’? Now you know why. 

Dear ones, do not allow satan to make Jesus a stumbling block in your life. Rather, go to Jesus and request His help to come to know Him. Be humble enough to recognize that God is much greater than we are; be willing to give your life to Him; allow Him to be your King! Follow His lead and be reborn into a totally new life of dynamic love!

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