Words have been percolating in my heart for a few days now. I know what I want to say and yet I must be careful how I speak these words overflowing within and from me.
Four words overflowed this morning from my heart: “To Become Like God.” These are words that have been percolating since the beginning of time, placed within man’s heart by the enemy. Yep!
Genesis 3:4-5 – But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. (ESV)
There it is – the first words spoken to place doubt within man’s heart – you will be like God.
It was on this past Tuesday morning, that a thought was placed in my heart. I am going through the book of Isaiah, slowly, writing out Scripture, and I wrote and percolated on the words from Isaiah 27:3-5:
I, the Lord, watch over my vineyard of delight, moment by moment I water it in love and protect it day and night. There is no anger in me, for if I found briars and thorns I would burn them up and march to battle against them. So let the branches cling to my protection when they make true peace with me. Yes, let them make me their friend. (TPT)
My first thought was that today, many are trying to be “gods” wanting to be the Vine and not the branches. We will be the ones who decide what God means and if necessary, we will even change His Words if we feel that he is not being “godly” enough.
I have sat in groups before, having a Roasting Time about God – wanting to blame Him because we felt like He didn’t do his job right! At times, some even thinking that we could do a better job than Him. Oh how the disrespect starts flying from traps!
Have we become “little gods?” Doing what we think is best? Speaking out for the Almighty God and what we think he is saying?
Are we trying to be the Vine and not the branches? Are we trying to transform His Words into words that justify our means? Do we want to bear our own fruit and not His?
Take time this week to read through John 15 and allow moments of percolation over the words found there.
I look out into a Christian Community and see quite a bit of disrespect towards the Lord Yahweh, Command of Angel Armies. I am seeing more and more followers of Christ Jesus, joining into this disrespect and putting out words that show they are trying to be “little gods.” I mean no disrespect to anyone, but I do want to put out the words that will make you stop in your tracks and ponder – percolate on what your thoughts have become.
I could go deeper, but I write to others what I have found in my quiet moments alone with Adonai. This was fresh manna that I received this past week. I have walked through dark valleys many times throughout my life and I have spent glorious times on the mountain tops with my Heavenly Father. There have been times in my life that I thought I knew better than Him! That’s right! And I can also remember the times that I brought all my brokenness back to Him and repented of my sins and asked Him to help me put my life back together.
I don’t know where you are in your walk with the Father, but I strongly encourage you to take time to think upon these thoughts. He is our Lord and our Redeemer! He deserves our deepest respect and honor.
My Song: Oh one of my favorites I must declare. It seems so appropriate for today. Many times we look out into a hurting world and we start thinking we know best – we know what is needed. And time after time, we mess up the work of God by thinking we know better than Him. In all the brokenness out there, God still knows best. Are you trusting totally in Him?