Christian maturity is not in knowledge of everything; not totally in association or affiliation; not in title or position; not in form or facade, it is in choices.
As the earth continues, we will continue to be faced with choices to make.
Painfully these days, believers asked questions that should not be asked. It is not that they do not know. it is that the heart is not bent enough towards the Lord to choose according to His will.
When fellowship is not deep enough, choices will be bound in the shallow waters of the realities of this world and not IN THE REALITIES OF THE WORD – the will of God, which is good, acceptable, and perfect.
The choice of the will of God as good, as acceptable, and as perfect is the mark of serious (not perfect) Christians.
He guides our hearts in our choices. we may struggle with it; we still yield to it. We may feel the pain of the choice; we still have pleasure in it.
The prince of this age lies at the door always, to peddle its wares and lead God’s people into myopia. Whatever else will be the cause or basis for these shallow choices than myopia – not being able to see afar off; not keeping eternity in view; not pursuing to make the calling and election sure.
Our choices will not always be agreeable with the world nor with its realities; not pleasant to the flesh not to its quest for gratifying pulls, it will however be pleasing to the soul which finds pleasure in pleasing the Lord.
The Spirit of the Lord is always around to lead and guide, only if we are inclined to him shall we hear and know His quiet promptings. He will always lead us to glorify God; to show the world that in spite of its disagreement with God’s will, we choose to honour Him with our yieldedness.
It is in the choices; our mature walk with God is seen in our choices.
When the church in its sentiment develops inclination for cheap security, it settles for the path of least resistance like an ostrich that hides its head in the sand.
What happens to its body mass that is still visible which the little sand has no capacity to protect?
We need a clearer understanding of biblical history and insightful application of these to contemporary issues to properly interpret or understand the purpose of God for our time.
Christ does not need some of these contemporary contemporary Christian choices to accomplish His cause.
God will rule in the affairs of men and do what pleases Him without our attempt to make things easy for Him.
Biblical history showed that those He used outside the community of His people did not have to pretend to be for His people. Amidst their secular ungodly choices, He kept making a way for His purpose which cannot but progress towards its culmination.
He even said I will never leave you nor forsake you that you may boldly say “the Lord is my helper and I shall not be afraid what man shall do into me”.
His purpose is marching on without human help.