THE CONUNDRUM KILLER!!
We have come to a point in time where hate is socially accepted and privately expected by the masses of this land. We live in a world filled with fear, which is feeding a growing mistrust between family, friends and neighbors as people’s thoughts are being obscured with confusion. Satan is strategically using our lack of spiritual learning as his tool to deceive us into turning to the world for clarity in our need for understanding. When in truth; the powerful of this world are speaking in contradictions, preying on the ignorant and using media sources to promote their own agenda. To clarify; dictionary.com defines conundrum as; a riddle, the answer to which involves a pun or play on words: anything that puzzles. Every young man should have learned growing up, the best weapon of any war is confusion within the enemy. Satan has employed this tactic since His beginning, to keep Jesus followers off balance and it remains his most powerful weapon today.
Balance! Now there is a conundrum (puzzle) for you! Dictionary.com defines balance as; a state of equilibrium or equipoise; equal distribution of weight, amount, etc. Simply put, “the exact middle!” As Jesus followers we must travel through this life walking that thin line between good and evil (balance). Matthew explains this in Matthew 7:14 (NIV), But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Which isn’t all that appealing to humans who naturally seek to follow the path of least resistance. As worldly beings we are continually looking for the short cuts to getting through this life, in that we see short cuts as easier and usually faster. Truth is we often fail, missing the value of learning, when we refuse to give anything less than our all!
With today's multitude of media sources and most of them being owned or controlled by unbelievers of Jesus we are continually bombarded with propaganda and fake news to the point we simply do not know what or who to believe. A little self-examination can go a long way here if you will ask yourself this question. What did you honestly believe before the crises? Were you passionate about God’s grace, goodness and provision or fear that God couldn’t or wouldn’t come through for you? Have you fallen prey to Satan, thinking that gathering with the saints is old fashion and archaic in today’s electronic society? God warns of this in 1 Peter 5:8 (NIV), Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Truth is most all spiritually fragile hearts fed by an indecisive brain will fall prey to Satan.
I get this a lot; people just don’t know what to believe anymore! It seems that every news report features death, disaster, and destruction! Which is the brainwashing plan of our spiritual enemy. Can you imagine it the world media was reporting on the good news filled with love, kindness, and care for each other? Eventually this world would change! To this I ask everyone to examine their heart and discover what they honestly believed before this latest series of crisis started. I fear what most of you will discover may surprise and even frighten you. I have found, most people tend to go from tranquility to doom and gloom very quickly as their faith in God is make believe or nonexistence. We’ve become a nation not unlike those Israelites in the desert which the book of Numbers 14: speaks to their lack of love and trust in God! People refuse to grasp the enormity of what is written in 1 Corinthians 14:33 (NIV), For God is not a God of disorder but of peace - as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people.
My title today is primarily based on 1 Corinthians 14:33, as I continually need guidance and correction in my life. It saddens my heart to admit this, but I am a born, natural bread complicator! Ready to supersize every situation ergo to kill my conundrum God became my simplistic coordinator when I accepted Him as Lord and Savior. I found the hope written in Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV), 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. It’s time for all to employ and embrace the words from an old gospel song, “Now let us have a little talk with Jesus!
My prayer for this week may seem like a conundrum in of itself, however Solomon was confused and trying to understand the existence of God and evil in the same world. It seems Solomon was struggling to understand God’s perfect love. Verses 16-17 explains the conundrum and verse 18 tells you how to kill it. I pray Ecclesiastes 7:15-18 (NIV), 15 In this meaningless life of mine I have seen both of these: the righteous perishing in their righteousness, and the wicked living long in their wickedness. 16 Do not be over righteous, neither be overwise - why destroy yourself? 17 Do not be overwicked, and do not be a fool - why die before your time? 18 It is good to grasp the one and not let go of the other. Whoever fears God will avoid all extremes. May you oh Lord, grant us the ability greater than that of understanding, may you fill us with a desire to seek a wholehearted, passionate love and trust in you. Amen
HAVE A BLESSED WEEK BY BEING A BLESSING TO OTHERS!
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