Convenient Christian

Some Christians are “convenient Christians.” These are believers who seek to obey God, but only when it is convenient. It is like the men and women of Israel who came to the prophet Jeremiah one day to see if it was God’s desire for them to go to Egypt. You find their story in Jeremiah 42-43. After they asked Jeremiah to ask God on their behalf, they said (Jeremiah 42:6), “Whether it is pleasing or displeasing, we will obey the voice of the LORD our God to whom we send you, that it may be well with us when we obey the voice of the LORD our God.” Now that sounds pretty good. These folks seem like they have it together spiritually and truly desire to obey God. But just a few verses later, when Jeremiah tells them, “This is the word of the Lord: Don’t go into Egypt. Stay here,” they respond this way (Jeremiah 43:2), “You speak falsely! The LORD our God has not sent you to say, ‘Do not go to Egypt to dwell there.’”

Some people’s posture is, “God, I’m going to do anything you say…as long as it agrees with my viewpoint.” Some will say, “Lord, I’m going to be obedient and give an offering…but I’m not giving ten percent of my income. You can forget that because I just don’t see it that way.” Or, “God, I’m going to do whatever You say, but I’m not going to forgive so-and-so because what they did to me is just unforgivable.”

We can’t pick and choose. It has to be, “God, I am going to do whatever You say. I’m going to do it whether it rubs the cat’s fur the wrong way, whether it plows my field crossways…pleasing, displeasing, I’m going to obey.” Do not be a “convenient Christian.”

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I am a follower of Jesus. I am a grateful delivered woman who was once an addict, but now God has restored me and renewed me. I have been redeemed and remade by our Creator through salvation of His Son, Jesus Christ! I just want to share what God has done in my life that you may have the opportunity to experience the same joy He gave me. I give God all the glory for everything in my life for I couldn't accomplish anything apart from Him. If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free, John 8:32. He puts people in my life that help me and gives me the opportunity to help another. I am never surprised by his love and blessings. God has placed a confidence and love in myself that I have never had before… so "Thank you God".. for the many True Blue Christians you have put in my life and for all the blessings you bestow on me daily. I have not come this far without lots of prayers and the help and love of my true friends and family and I thank you God for those special people in my life. You are 100% my Savior! I will forever have your name on my lips. I realize now with lots of prayer and reading of the Word… that all the answers were here for me and I never asked the questions. Although I still struggle daily with other life’s daily cards that are dealt, I have an attitude now of “NO MATTER WHAT “– I will praise You, Lord~~~through my storms and my triumphs! I have much more to share and would love to answer any questions anyone may have for through all my trials what has come to be is that I want to help others to see what I didn’t see and hopefully prevent the same hurts, guilt, shame and woes that I had to deal with and give them the best gift of all… JESUS! I believe it's important that we know who we are in God ... We are a one of a kind and God has made us like no other for a purpose- His purpose. Yes, bad things happen and yes, we make poor choices, but we don't have to continue to make them. God's mercies are new each day. Once we realize, know and most importantly believe who we are in Christ, that we are a child of God, we are not an accident, and whatever the circumstances before us each day no matter what they are... God gives us the choice and the power of Him to choose right and live right. We no longer have to live in the past, but in the present and look with expectation to the future with God by our side guiding us and directing our steps. He is our strength and our hope needs to reside in Him. Let his power and love work in your life today and see that life does not have to be the way you are living now. He wants to help you, but you have to let him. He can't make us come to him, he is not lost - WE ARE! Please share this blog with others to encourage them for the glory of God!
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