That is the Question…

January 6, 2014 at 3:41 am (Thoughts to Ponder) (, , , , , , , , , )

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***The following is a quote from the book Rift in Time by Michael Phillips. ***(all emphasis mine)

Many of Mrs. Wagner’s words repeated themselves over and over in her brain. She still did not understand all she had heard. But she understood enough to know that God’s Voice was speaking quietly to her.

“Do you acknowledge God intellectually, or have you made Him Lord of your life?” she could hear Erin’s mother (Mrs. Wagner) saying. Juliet smiled as she remembered the woman’s next words, “With all due respect to Shakespeare, that is the question.

“What does it mean to make Him Lord?” She had herself asked.

That’s the relinguishment,” Mrs. Wagner had answered. “To make another Lord means giving up your right to sit on the throne, to make decisions, to set your priorities, to determine your future. Who is in charge? Who makes the decisions? Who is Master? There can be only One Lord in any human heart. If you are your own master, there’s no place on that throne for the Savior of men. Its the decision who will be the permanent occupant of it that eventually comes to all. And upon that decision all the rest of life hinges.
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I recall having watched the movie Invictus with Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman. The story is a small glimpse of the story of Nelson Mandela. The movie is “good”. Inspiring, clean, and rubs the ointment of God’s ways on fallen fleshly human beings. It wasn’t until a quote from Mandela came upon my ears that I became leery of its over all message. The quote?

“I am the master of my fate.”

It went with more words in the same vein but those words pulsated around my spirit and put the rest of the movie in perspective for me. Hearing again Yeshua (Jesus) say

“Not everyone who says “Lord, Lord, will be welcomed…many having said…but Lord, didn’t we do all the good things…”

Mandela did indeed do “good” things (if the movie has portrayed the truth) but if…if…Mandela was the master of his own fate??? Its questionable why anyone can take the credit for the “good” they do…albeit even if it was a “good” God would endorse.

The quote from the book above is Nail on the head truth! There is not an inkling of the Spirit of God in words that suggest anyone can master their own fate…much less a day of their life! Relinquishment must happen every day…to The Master of all fates.

What a gift to be given the choice to give up our lives that the Master of all Good can take what we do and make it all good! Glory to God!

Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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