Yes, I did find some great words to share with you from the book I was reading until this morning... 21 Unbreakable Laws of Life, from Max Anders. Here are the two passages I felt most important to share...
On page 193, the chapter on Truth...
"Our society is sick because we are drinking from a polluted water supply of truth. Into that water supply has been dumped lies, inaccuracies, misconceptions, runaway individualism, the demand of rights without responsibilities, selfishness, sensuality, and a conviction that my happiness is more important than yours. And, as we drink from this polluted water supply, we are becoming morally ill, just as we would become physically ill if we were drinking real water from a reservoir containing filth, waste, and disease.
"I am persuuaded that the reason many people do not believe in absolute truth is because they are free from moral obligations imposed by society and don't want God putting any back on them. They like their freedom. But they are like a dog who has broken his chain and thinks he is free, only to run out into the street and get hit by a car."
Both of these paragraphs are really important to think about... our source of information, and are we really free without God. I am especially impacted by the sentence about the dog who thinks he is free.
On another page, in another chapter, I found another important passage I wanted to share. This is from the chapter on faith, page 202.
"This is a crucial thing to understand. We do what we do because we BELIEVE it will make us happy. We may be dead wrong, and often are, but we do it nevertheless because of what we believe. When a Christian deliberately and knowingly sins, it is a breakdown of faith. He believes that the sin will make him happier than God will. The opposite of obedience, then, is not disobedience. THE OPPOSITE OF OBEDIENCE IS UNBELIEF!"
Interesting thought, isn't it!
We tell ourselves that the things of the world are going to bring us happiness, and then we give ourselves permission to walk away from what we know is right.
Now I can begin the next book, Battlefield of the Mind.
Well, I wanted to get this done, so I will be going for now. I may add to this later, or may not share again until next week... I'm trying to decide how much time and effort to devote to this blog journal. :-)
May God help us all to find the path we need to take... and to keep ourselves focused on what we need to be doing, not what everyone else is doing.
May God provide what we need to accomplish His Will in this life, and to save as many as we can to eternity in heaven.