ConsequencesWritten by Joyce C. Lock
God has moments of anger, like as do we. However, some have misconceptions about His response. There's an unspoken law of consequences between forces of good and evil, a result of being born into a sinful world.
In observing my daughter, as a very young child, whenever she was disobedient. If I didn't discipline, she'd suddenly become injured or some other mishap. It was as if God was punishing her, or so I thought.
Once God gave me an example of how it really is.
Imagine yourself standing between sidewalk and curb. Your hands are wrapped behind your back, tied to a tree. A car is coming and your child runs into street. You've no physical means of reaching that child.
Hearing speeding car, first thoughts come faster than you can verbalize, "No! The car will hurt you!"
You scream a plea, with anything you think might cause that child to change their direction, before it’s too late. That is how it is with God. Were it any other way, He'd have to take away our freedom of choice.
Can You Walk the Walk?Written by Joyce C. Lock
Can You Walk Walk, Talk Talk; Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is?
We’ve all heard phrases that challenged us to greatness. But instead of being challenged, what a difference it could make if we challenged ourselves ... if, every day, we awoke to hopeful expectations; searching for another mountain to climb and obstacle to pass while actually looking forward to ruff spots (knowing they’ll only help us grow stronger), to be “all that we can be” and then to be totally contented there, to be determined to make a difference and be difference, to reach out to our fellow man, and to look forward to every breath of life God has given.