Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Today Reminder - 07 August 2012 (The story of a fish part 2)

My prayer for you for today is that you will break the hold of sin and live pure, in Jesus name.

1 John 3:4
Everyone who sins is breaking God's law, for all sin is contrary to the law of God.

The story of a fish (Part 2)

With new found celebrity status the little fish was as popular as fish and chips. Everywhere he went everyone wanted to talk to him and hear his remarkable story once more. It wasn’t long before the little fish started to think that all this popularity must surely mean that he is the one who defeated the shark and that he is truly an awesome fish, in fact he makes fish look good. 

He started to choose who he wanted to hang out with and his new self-centred personality was just perfect for the in-crowd, but it left a bad taste with those who used to be his friends. Suddenly the little fish was doing things that he would have never done before. He became a rebel, fighting with everyone and always doing only what he wanted. It wasn’t long before he had forgotten how God saved him from the jaws of a hungry shark.

It was in one of his rebelling bad moods that he argued with his father and slammed the door as he swam out towards the deep ocean. In his angered state he didn’t realise that he had left the safety of the reef and was swimming into the deep dark ocean. He suddenly stopped as he realised he had gone too far. He started to swim back slowly, suddenly he saw a dark shadow slowly moving towards him. Fear numbed him and he felt nauseous as he watched the shadow getting closer. He closed his little fish eyes and started to pray asking God for forgiveness and desperately seeking help. 

Suddenly something grabbed him and pulled him down towards the bottom. He tried to shake himself free still shaking with fear as an old familiar voice told him to be quiet. It was his dad who found him and was now pulling him down and away from danger…

How quickly do we forget God when things are fine and how quickly do we remember Him when trouble arrives. Don’t be a hard times Christian and a good times sinner. God does not like a mild Christian, in fact God despises a mild believer. God needs passion and confidence combined with commitment and determination. 

Live a life away from sin and not a life filled with sin.

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus