“Because you hated Knowledge and had nothing to do with the Fear-of-God, Because you wouldn’t take my advice and brushed aside all my offers to train you, Well, you’ve made your bed—now lie in it; you wanted your own way—now, how do you like it? Don’t you see what happens, you simpletons, you idiots? Carelessness kills; complacency is murder. First pay attention to me, and then relax. Now you can take it easy—you’re in good hands.”
Why do we as Christians make this walk so hard? Did someone whisper into our ear at some point and say, “Hey, guess what? Now that you chose Jesus you’re life is going to be rough.” When did we first begin to believe this lie? Did God ever say that directly to us? Did we ever stop to think that perhaps it was the enemy all along telling us this little whisper to deter us away from our calling? I bet the last option is more truth than lie.
Living the life of a Christian should be simple. We accept Jesus and we surrender our lives….He takes care of the rest. His word says He is our provider. His word says He takes care of the sparrows so why would He not take better care of us, His own children? Why do we make this Christian life so difficult? Let me show you a simple truth which came to me just today.
A few weeks ago someone told my husband to put his life on easy. What this person meant by this was simple, it was if my husband was playing a role playing game and had it on the hardest possible level when it did not need to be. It really made me think about this Christian walk. Did we ever stop to realize that the only time it’s hard is when we are being disobedient and not listening to God? The Bible clearly says in simple terms, choose Jesus, trust and obey and love others. It really is that SIMPLE. Nothing complicated. Nothing strenuous….until our flesh decides it does not want to obey.
Let us take the example of tithing. God says give Him the 10% and watch what He can do with the 90%. My husband and I have seen the benefits of this principle over and over again. God truly has provided for us just in the nick of time and with more than we could have imagined. There was a time in my life where I did not tithe and surely God provided because He promises that, but I never got the blessings we do now. As I was walking in disobedience, yes finances were hard, if I had been faithful with my money, then God could have done more to bless me.
There is so much more to this easy mode of life, I will have to continue on this week with the blog process…..but for today, just put the Christian walk on easy. Surrender. Let God have the control panel. Let Him decide your next move. Let Jesus be the fuel you need to go farther. Let Jesus refill your health status so that you feel refreshed and ready for the next level. Renew your mind that this Christian walk is not that difficult once you realize that you are not the creator of the game, however, you have control over your flesh and that’s what usually stands between you and easy mode.