Thursday, January 13, 2011

01/13/11 - Blessings

Why are we so quick to throw away God's blessings and exchange it for less than He has for us?

I listened/watched much of Passion 2011 through a live stream and one of the speakers talked about Jacob and Esau and how Esau exchanged his blessing for a bowl of stew.

His message was pointed, powerful and boiled down to our appetites. Our appetites for power, food, sex, approval, love, acceptance, beauty, and a host of other things can control us if we're not surrendered to the power of the Holy Spirit.

Those unrestrained appetites take away the blessings of God. They replace the sweet, pure blessings for a lie: ugly, painful, destroying lie!

In our "I want it now" culture we've lost sight of the beauty of waiting on God's timing, in so many areas of our life. We've exchanged the truth for a lie and we suffer the consequences of our choices.

Don't settle for second best, wait for the blessings of God and the peace that comes from an appetite surrendered to His control!

1 comment:

Roxana said...

Yes, there is indeed such blessing in waiting for God's time and working way - I am a living testimony on that. And even when some of the waiting is over, another kind of waitng is beginning.
Thank you so much.
Blessings in Christ,