Monday, April 19, 2021

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 19 April 2021



It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
(2 Timothy 2:11-13)


Todays’ Morsel:  Decisions can take us out of God’s will but never out of His reach.  The patriarchs of old made some decisions that took them out of God’s will but not out of His reach.  The Prodigal son’s decision to go into the world and waste his life on riotous living may have taken him out of his father's will, but not out of his reach.  Joel states, “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.(Joel 3:14-16)  Many folks' decisions have led them out of the will of God, but they can still be reached by Him if they will come to themselves and repent.  As Isaiah states, “Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.(Isaiah 55:6-9)  Have you made a decision that has taken you outside of God’s will.  Well, do not feel defeated.  If you will make the decision to repent, it can lead you back into God’s will.


Sing:  I have decided to follow Jesus.  I have decided to follow Jesus.  I have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back, no turning back.


Thought For Today:  Your decision may take you out of God’s will but not outside His reach.

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