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R U Negotiating with God?

19 Sep

“My (Dawn’s) granddaughter, ‘Miss M,’ is such a character. Her mom gave her a ‘consequence’ for a problem that came up. She put her shoes in time out!

“”M’ is such a girly girl that she totally freaked out. She is a negotiator, too. ‘Don’t take the sparkle tennis shoes … take the sandals! PPPPPLLLLLEEEEAAAASSSEEE!‘”

Sparke Tennis ShoesI think about all the times I try to negotiate with God. Sometimes I, too, am suffering a consequence for a sinful or unwise choice. I don’t like bad consequences! But then God reminds me that I will always reap what I sow (Galatians 6:7-8), so I need to be more proactive in making wiser choices!

When the Apostle Paul says “Be not deceived,” that should tell us we need to be alert, because we have an enemy who is a liar (John 8:44) and wants us to believe his lies. Satan wants us to think that we can sin or live foolishly and get away with it. Isn’t that what he told Eve in the Garden? (see Genesis 3:1-4, 13.) That’s why it is so important to know the truth of the Word of God.

That scripture also says “God is not mocked.” Now I like to think that I don’t mock God, Continue reading

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