Thursday, October 4, 2012

Two Paths

Last night I watched the first of the presidential debates.  I will be risky here and go ahead and say I am a supporter of Mr. Romney.  My personal convictions are that he holds the principles our great nation was founded on, and his path leads to restoring that.  I saw passion in his eyes and the spirit of the Lord resting upon him last night.

Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

While I am very encouraged about last night’s “victory” I am also concerned.  We as a people cannot put our trust in any man to save us.  (The only Man who can, already did!).  We must not grow prideful or arrogant.  It is not a time to fall asleep but more than ever this should be the time to be sober, prayerful, and repentant. 

As a health trainer I have many people who come to me to “fix” there health problems.  Many of them think that just hiring a trainer will magically make them healthy.  “I have a trainer so I should be losing weight. . .even though I am still eating garbage and only giving “half -*$$” efforts at the gym”.  Hiring a trainer won’t make you healthy or fit if YOU are not willing to do the work.  NEITHER CAN electing a conservative president restore our nation to godliness if “we the people” don’t repent and return!

When I take a new client I pretty much set the path before them and call on them to choose.  I believe that is what God is calling us to do in this day and hour.  How will we answer that call?

Deut 30:19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;