Ecclesiastes 11:3-4 – “If the clouds are full, they empty out rain upon the earth. Whether a tree falls to south or north, the tree lies wherever it falls. 4 Whoever keeps watching the wind will not sow and whoever gazes at the clouds will not reap.” TLV
John 19:19-22 – “Pilate also wrote a sign and put it on the execution stake. It was written, “YESHUA HA-NATZRATI, THE KING OF THE JEWS.” 20 Many Judeans read this sign, because the place where Yeshua was executed was near the city; it was written in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek. 21 The ruling kohanim of the Judeans were saying to Pilate, “Don’t write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but that He said, ‘I am King of the Jews.’”
22 “What I have written, I have written,” Pilate answered.” TLV
Each of us is writing a book of our life! Some books are written by people who have no control over or first-hand knowledge of what is taking or has taken place. Others are written by people very much involved such as in an autobiography.
Our life is a book, and we are the authors, well we are the writers and hopefully, we allow God to be the author. Each day a new page or pages, even chapters are inserted into that book. There is only one drawback, we cannot erase the pages or events. We cannot, in our own strength change the outcome. The only eraser is “The Blood that Stained the Old Rugged Cross.” We are writing our book of life and the outcome depends upon our relationship with Christ Jesus our LORD!
I want to consider three types of Christians in this devotional message. I am trying to be honest and realistic in my approach and hopefully, it will benefit not hinder. I pray that I will not be so abrasive that I lose my readership and that these words will resonate in the hearts and produce the desired fruit.
THERE IS THE WIND WATCHER CHRISTIAN…
This is the person that lives based on the storms of life produced by the enemy of our souls, the devil. This person is always looking for that perfect day to do anything. Any obstacle, opposition, or resistance keeps him at home. The slightest breeze of adversity prevents this person from venturing out into the sea of life to fulfill the purposes or assignments God has issued for his life.
This person sees two Gods and elevates the devil to equal status with the Almighty Creator of all things. They forget that the devil is also a created being not Omniscient, Omnipotent, nor Omnipresent. That attribute belongs only to God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This person has not grasped the revelation and truth that the devil was defeated by Jesus on the Cross.
This person allows public opinion to be their barometer. They seek acceptance and the approval of men rather than God. They esteem social acceptance as their criterion for action. They are always inconsistent, up, and down depending on the winds of life.
If you are or have been a wind watcher, I pray that you will run to the Father in repentance and allow the Holy Spirit to inscribe upon your heart the truth that God is faithful and no matter the adversity HE IS! If you want to change the ending of your biography you need to allow Jesus to have control of your life and banish fear from your heart.
I want to address this further but will pause here until the next time. May the rich and bountiful blessing of the LORD be yours today and every day!
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