Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Today Reminder – 23 February 2016

A reminder for today
Ezekiel is an example for you; you will do just as he has done. And when that time comes, you will know that I am the Sovereign LORD. (Ezekiel 24:24)

Reading through Ezekiel is quite a challenge. It is a book filled with judgement against Israel and their sins and how they turned away from God. God is very angry with them as He punishes them for their mistakes. It is an eye opener to see how God used Ezekiel and how Ezekiel did all that God commanded. Even when God took his wife, he still listened and did as God requested. Ezekiel never questioned God and did as God commanded with no fear and reluctance. 

Today I feel that God just wants us to remember that nothing we have and nothing we do is from our own abilities and strength. Everything we have and all that we achieve each day is a blessing. Everything can be taken from us in an instant and we can be left with nothing. Then again is our worldly things really so important. Does your car of your house determine who you are and how you will enter heaven? Is your position or title a pre-requisite for your entry into heaven?  Can we buy our way into heaven and can we ever have something that God does not have? 

It is the enemy that makes us believe that we must be important and live in an expensive house and drive an expensive car. It is the enemy that deems these things important, because they are of this world. These material things have been the end of so many and they will continue to ruin people as long as the desire for them is accepted. Ezekiel is an example for us and we need to look past this world and focus our lives on God. We need to understand that all we have is a blessing and we need to understand where it all comes from. God is the giver, but most of all God is the giver of life and we need to desire life with Him more than anything else.

Lord, we praise you for all you have done for us and all that you continue to do in our lives. Thank you for all the blessings we receive so lovingly from your Father hand. Let us praise your name and glorify you by the way we live and use your gifts, In Jesus name.

Let every knee bow down and every voice declare that Jesus Christ is the Lord.

Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus.