Thoughts on Michael Wells’ teachings in My Weakness for His Strength - # 253
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I love this day’s writing as much as any Michael has done…for a couple of reasons. The first is this: Joshua 24:15 was one of the first verses our pastor preached on after we were Born Again. I believe it was Father’s Day, 1980. It served as a catalyst for this new Believer dad to start making good spiritual choices. Secondly, I am in complete agreement with Michael about our “chooser.” Enjoy the truth of this writing, and perhaps make some decisions that will dramatically affect your life from this day forward…
Is Your Chooser Broken?
. . . choose for yourself this day whom you will serve . . . but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. --Joshua 24:15
Many believers act as though their choosers are broken, mistakenly feeling that their wills have been given over to the nearly robot-like control of the enemy. Conversely, they believe the remedy would be to have their wills given over to a robot-like response of obedience to God! In anger they shout, “God does not help me! I told Him to take over and He has not. I am giving up on God!” Either way they are acknowledging erroneously that they cannot choose and must therefore be under another’s authority. If they can choose to get out of bed, what to eat, what to wear, and whom to date; then they have the ability to choose to walk away from sin, bad habits, and all other things that simply do not suit believers. However, there is a beginning place, a first choice, which is accomplished by saying, “Father, I choose Your will. I am too weak to know it or to walk in it, but I trust You to lead me to it. Thank You!”
Yellow – VIP, Very Important Point Green – IT, Incredible Truth
Red – GP, Greatest Promises
Turquoise – UR, Unfathomable Riches Pink – PV, Priceless Victory
Incredible, isn’t it? Broken choosers. Easier to choose that position than to choose God’s way and move to Him. Wow!
At “Christ In The Park” (this simple ministry to whomever stops by the table at the park in downtown Nacogdoches, Texas, on Sunday mornings) yesterday, this topic sort of came up. One of the participants said, “I’ve heard it said that folks think it is easier to believe a lie than to believe the truth.” Well, I said, “That’s true, but not the truth!” lol!
Michael always teaches that it is just as easy to choose God as it is to choose the devil and the world. How did the church ever get to “believing” the latter?!? Oh, wait…a simple choice.
Time and space will not permit me to delve into the “double-mindedness” of Christians. It would help explain things. Write me if you care to discuss this further. But for now…
How easy is it to “choose God”? Easy. Make the choice. If you need any “help,” simply use Michael’s words…“Father, I choose Your will. I am too weak to know it or to walk in it, but I trust You to lead me to it. Thank You!” And He will.
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