Jesus, my Lord, come into my life and make of me a new person. Intercede for me with our Father and have my name written in the Book of Life. I give my life to you; please guide me in all that I do, think and say….
We have all said those or similar words directed towards Jesus and at the time, it feels like we are making a true and honest commitment. And, in most cases, we are making such a commitment, that is, until it gets into our way !!! Throughout our lives, we want to do something that we know is wrong and we get a nudge telling us that it is wrong, yet we do it anyway. Let us say that we are faced with a problem and so we think about the best solution and then we ask the Lord to help us in our endeavor. This seems to be alright except that we have it backwards. When we are faced with anything, in fact, everything, we should go to Jesus first and ask His advice as to how to handle the situation. When we do it our way, all we are really looking for is the approval from the Lord for our solution… Then, we are surprised when things do not work out !!!
We know that it is impossible not to sin and we know that Satan is always there to help us to find some way of sinning constantly. But, when we give our life to Jesus, we find it to be a constant battle to go to Him first with all of our problems. But, if we strive to resist the satanic influences and make our request to Jesus and then get out of His way, we will find that the problems are always solved in our best interests. However, we make have to wait for the answer sometimes and waiting is not what we like to do !!! Delay is not denial and we must fight off all the thoughts in our heads saying that we must do something ourselves. Waiting is evidence of faith, and God loves nothing more than faith…
Perhaps it may be a good idea to make a large sign saying “GIVE IT TO THE LORD” and place it in a spot that we can always see it. There are a few that can make their requests known to God and walk away knowing that the problem is solved. But, for most of us, we come to Him only after our solution has failed. It is not easy to give our lives to God and then not just go on as if He never exited, but He does exist and He will answer every one of our prayers, but in His time !!! Satan will always be there waiting to influence us and he usually succeeds, but we must fight him off and get out the way of the Lord when He is working on our behalf.
We are actually giving up all control of our lives when we give our lives to Jesus, and humans do not like to give up any control. But, the reality is that we do not have control anyway. Satan controls much of our lives and the government controls the rest and look at how our lives are turning out !!! We have a choice and that is to let Satan control our lives, or let Jesus do it. It is a pretty simple decision to make !!!
The holidays that we celebrate in this country are pretty easy to figure out what we are observing just by the name of the day. Thanksgiving, Independence Day, Memorial Day are just a few, but now we are about to celebrate Christmas !!! But, we cannot call it Christmas anymore because of the efforts of certain groups that claim a separation of church and state. It began by changing the name to Xmas, whatever that is, but continued to advance until we now call it just the “Holidays”. It has gotten so bad that there are towns that do not allow the fire department to have one of their members to dress like Santa Claus and visit the schools in that town, again because of separation of church and state.
This country was built on Christian philosophy and we are “ one nation under God..”, but do not be surprised when that statement is removed from our Constitution. Soon, our currency will be without the words “ In God We Trust” and all other references to God will or already have been removed from buildings and monuments and everything else that we use.
So, the question is then, what are we celebrating during this time of year ??? But, the bigger question is where were the Christians when these changes were instituted ??? Without a doubt, none of these things would have been removed if the Christian community had gotten up and stood up and prevented it. But, that did not happen !!! We sat there and allowed Satan to influence the people that had the power to eliminate the real significance of Christmas to do exactly that. The technology of today makes it real easy to just e-mail your representative in Congress and voice your opinion, and if every Christian were to do that, then none of this nonsense would have happened.
We have seen how Satan has effected this site and when we did something about it, we won. But, now no one seems to be doing anything and the site has returned to the real Administrator, Satan… This battle must be continuous but, unfortunately, most do not understand that concept. We had taken back our site a few times, so we know that we can beat Satan. Where were you when he took away Christmas ???