Are you giving everything you have .. or are you “giving up” ?
If Satan cannot win an outright victory, he will attempt a compromise. As the showdown between Moses and Pharaoh was drawing to a close, Moses was offered two final compromises. “Go,” Pharaoh said, “and worship your God. But leave your women and children here with us.” Moses refused. “Then take them, too,” Pharaoh countered, “but leave your livestock.” Again Moses refused. “Not a hoof will be left behind,” he told Pharaoh. Deliverance was to be complete; not partial. Moses refused to compromise. When he left Egypt to worship God in the wilderness, Moses took every Israelite, man, woman and child, and every goat, cow and sheep that belonged to Israel.
Every possession. Every blessing. Every dream. Everything. —– What would our lives be like if we did the same? Are you giving everything you have to God? Or are you only offering partial devotion, partial obedience, partial worship? What has your devotion to God cost you? David refused to furnish God’s temple with gifts that had cost him nothing. Moses refused to worship God with anything less than all he had. David knew, and Moses knew, that God asks for everything.
In love .. God Claims It All – There is no bargaining with Our God. Today .. ask yourself this question .. Are you giving in to Satan’s temptation to love God with less than everything you have? I know that I do not give all to God .. I give parts to everyone else .. thoughts to others .. my time .. my efforts .. my feelings ..
But knowing “The Truth” .. you can be set free .. and it is my belief that starting with God’s Name – “El Channun” .. The GRACIOUS GOD! .. Our Father, who is the most “gracious” ONE!!
.. what does this present to your mind? … showing divine grace .. GRACE that only God could show? … “I am saved by God’s gracious intervention on my behalf” .. saved from what? .. Your Sins? .. through The Blood of Jesus .. contemplate some synonyms: merciful, compassionate, kind; forgiving, lenient, clement, forbearing, humane, tenderhearted, sympathetic; indulgent, generous, magnanimous, benign, benevolent .. WOW!! That only begins to give you a little glimpse of The Person of El Channun.
People the world over desire to be accepted and appreciated. Most of us want our peers to express approval so we can experience the feeling of acceptance. Though Christians understand that emotions are unreliable indicators of truth, believers also fall into this pattern of searching for approval. Truthfully, one of our most priceless possessions is God’s acceptance of us as we are now. Thanks to Jesus Christ, we own a full measure of God’s grace. The Father does not say, “When you clean up your life, I’ll accept you.” Grace plus performance … is not a workable formula in God’s economy.
If being a Spirit-filled believer meant achieving some lofty standard of behavior on our own, we would all wear ourselves out in the attempt. Performance-based faith is a worldly idea .. and oftentimes is a result of Satan putting you down, pointing out your weakness .. making sure you and others see your shortcomings.