How do you stand?

Where-do-you-stand

It makes sense that God is pleased with those who choose to do good and not so pleased with those who choose not to do good.  It is in making the choice of not doing good that lends to insecurity while those who do good have the strength to stand firm.

I wonder whether people who ask God to interfere openly and directly in our world quite realise what it will be like when He does. When that happens, it is the end of the world. When the author walks on to the stage the play is over. God is going to invade, all right: but what is the good of saying you are on His side then, when you see the whole natural universe melting away like a dream and something else-something it never entered your head to conceive-comes crashing in; something so beautiful to some of us and so terrible to others that none of us will have any choice left? For this time it will be God without disguise; something so overwhelming that it will strike either irresistible love or irresistible horror into every creature. It will be too late then to choose your side. There is no use saying you choose to lie down when it has become impossible to stand up. That will not be the time for choosing: it will be the time when we discover which side we really have chosen, whether we realised it before or not. Now, today, this moment, is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us that chance. It will not last for ever. We must take it or leave it. – C.S. Lewis

Scripture encourages us to follow the example of the farmer. The farmer sows a seed and waits. He doesn’t go dig up his seed to see where it is in the process. No, he stands firm. He looks for the rain to water his crop. He trusts God, knowing that eventually, the harvest will come.

 

 

 

HOW DO YOU STAND?

 

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