Monday, June 16, 2014

A Question which Demanded An Answer

Photo courtesy of Jeanne Henriques ~ Collage of Life

While cleaning out an old purse, I found a business card on which I’d written the following question: 
Is anything standing between you and God?

I paused and studied the card in an attempt to remember the occasion that prompted my writing it. I couldn't remember writing it, but clearly the question had been written by my hand. 

Nothing came to mind. 

And yet, still, there it was, speaking to me, daring to be answered.

NOTHING should stand between me and God.  My God should receive ALL my love and undivided devotion.

The commandment states:

And you shall love the Lord thy God with all your heart, and with all your
soul, and with all your might. Deut. 6:5

Contrary to this, we are instructed:

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world… 1 John 2:15a

for all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, the
pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. (v. 16)

That list  constitutes the things of the world—those self-indulgent things that characterize self-centered living that heartens to the flesh…enmity between  me and God.  

Therein lies the answer.

And the world passes away, and the lust thereof; but he that does the will of God abideth for ever. (v. 17)

Jesus came to do the will of His Father. (John 5:30) We could say that it was the theme which dominated His life.  He sought not His own will, but the will of His Father. 

Doing the will of God should be the theme that dominates our lives.

To me, it’s easy to embrace the fact that I should love God whole-heartedly, above all else.
But what about His will?  Do I embrace God’s will as wholeheartedly as His love?  His will for the minute details of my life? 

God's will concerns our minds, emotions, and our own self will.  Is that the catch? Do we hold back a bit from God due to our own self-will … due to love of the world?

These are questions I ask myself.  Then I thank God for His love and mercy towards me, a sinner.

Photo courtesy of Eileen DeCamp

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus…

For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of his good

pleasure. Philippians 2:5,13

Thank you for visiting Write Moments with God.  Have a beautiful day... in His will, in His love.  Are they not one and the same?


  1. Yes! There's an old hymn that says, "Nothing between my soul and my Savior." Wonderful thoughts, Rose. Thank you! (And, love your French blue doors!)

  2. Thank you Lou Ann for visiting today. I always like to hear from you.