THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
John was trying to get to Lafayette, Louisiana.
He felt like he was on the correct road, but wasn't sure.
As he was driving down the road, he noticed an old barn, and a man inside who was milking a cow.
So he stopped at the barn, went over to the man, and asked for directions to Lafayette.
The man stopped milking the cow, and said, "You gonna come to a stop sign about a mile down the road. Stop dere, and turn right. Follow dat road about 10 or 9 miles, den turn left. Dat will take you to Lafayette."
John told him thank you, and started for his car.
Then he turned, and asked the man what time it was.
The man put both hands under the cow's bag, lifted it up, and said, "It's 6:22, yeh."
John was dying to know how the man could tell time like that.
So he asked the man, "How did you tell what time it was?"
The man said, "Come here and sit down."
The man said, "Put botha you hand under the cow's bag."
The man said, "Now lift you hand, and the bag."
The man said, "Now, you see dat clock over dere on de wall?"
1 Sam 12:14
If ye will fear the LORD, and serve him, and obey his voice, and not rebel against the commandment of the LORD,
then shall both ye and also the king that reigneth over you continue following the LORD your God:
Faith is not always reasonable.
That is why we don't make decisions with our minds.
We rationalize and reason with our minds.
But we make decisions with our heart, or spirit.
Faith is not always exciting.
That is why we don't make decisions with our bodies.
We listen to our bodies, and fulfill desires only if they are reasonable;
but we make decisions with our heart, or spirit.
Faith is determined by choosing to live in obedience to our Lord.
That is why we make decisions with our spirit.
The spirit is the place where our will determines what we do.
It is the will of our souls that determines our destiny.
This reflects the character of our Lord, Jesus,
Who chose "to suffer affliction with the people of God, (rather) than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;" (Heb. 11:25).
Like the man in the barn (above), who had a clock on the wall --
faith is REALITY!
Choose this day to serve the Lord fully and enjoy the pleasure of His company.
That choice will give you REALITY, and the power of His Spirit in your life for joy.