Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Moses 1:9 -- On Consistent Dedication

"And the presence of God withdrew from Moses, that his glory was not upon Moses; and Moses was left unto himself. And as he was left unto himself, he fell unto the earth."
Moses 1:9

This is  a good reminder.  When we try to accomplish things without God, we usually fall to the earth.  He is the one that helps us rise above it.
It is so easy to fall away from him.  Our pride gets in the way and we want to try to do things our way.  We don't like what he has to say.  I was reading in Jeremiah today and Jeremiah kept telling everyone that the city would be destroyed and how to make it better, but everyone wanted to believe the false prophets that were lying to them instead.  We do the same things in our lives.  We pick and choose the answers we want from the people around us, often dismissing God's advice because it isn't what we want to hear.  It takes dedication to stick with God, even when the lies sound better.
Unfortunately, life can't always be good news, or we wouldn't learn anything, and we wouldn't really have a good relationship with God (or anyone else) if we only got along when things were going well.  Today, let's work on keeping the spirit with us, whether things are going the way we want or not.  Let's listen to God and follow him, no matter what.

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