Placed before us is life or death, order or disorder, peace or chaos.
Placed inside of us is the necessity to choose which. In the beginning, creation took place to carry out the commands of God and operate in the intended design. Because of the fall, we and creation were subject to death and decay, the opposite of the original design.
Science says that everything left to itself will degenerate, unless there is an outside source.
God's Word says:
I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live. (Deuteronomy 30:19, NIV)
Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation--but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. (Romans 8:12-14, NIV)
His words are life and health to our bodies (Proverbs 4:22). When He breathed His breath into us, He created us with a purpose and for His purpose. Left to our own devices, we will be spectators of our own demise. If we choose the life given to us through Jesus Christ, we will re-wire and re-align our systems with their intended created order.
Re-wiring and re-aligning takes examination of the original structure. Old wiring must be powerless and removed so that a newer and stronger internal structure can come forth to operate at the maximum capacity.
It is an uncomfortable process as the Lord burns out what is unnecessary and brands into us what needs to stay to change the entropy we head for following death.
What is the Lord removing from your life as you submit to Him?
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