Why do we make excuses for why we can't obey
This is when our hearts are led astray
Falling into evil temptations
Ignoring His expectations
Then blame Him for not progressing
Instead of on our knees confessing
Wondering why our problems are not being alleviated
But the route He mapped we deviated
We go to church and hear the Word
But don't truthfully understand what we heard
We take what we want to hear
But our efforts are not sincere
How can you love Him with half of our heart
Without learning His Word that He is attempting to impart
Build a true relationship with Him
Allowing Him to be the only one you depend
He will give you the strength to make it through
Your spirit He will renew
You will be able to feel His presence within
And allow your walk with Him to truly begin
Exodus 3:10-12 NIV
10-"...So now, go I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt."
11-But Moses said to God, "Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?
12-And God said, "I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you..."
Exodus 4:1 NIV
1-Moses answered, "What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, 'The Lord did not appear to you'?"
Exodus 4:11-13 NIV
11-The Lord said to him, "Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the Lord?
12-Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say."
13-But Moses said, "O Lord, please send someone else to do it."
See how Moses made exuses to not obey God's instructions!!!! We doubt ourselves or dont want to stand up in His name, we are ashamed and deny him....Just as Peter denied Him after Jesus was arrested prior to Him being crucified, Peter denied Him three times...
John 18:17-18 NIV
17-"You are not one of his disciples, are you?" the girl at the door asked Peter. He replied, "I am not."
18-It was cold, and the servants and officials stood around a fire they had made to keep warm. Peter also standing with them, warming himself.
Making exuses is basically denying God, in His eyes...Yes, we are sinners...and are not perfect, but God knows whats in our hearts and he knows if we are truly trying to please Him...Dont make exuses...Just do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good Morning All! I am reposting this for a reason today. I forgot and missed my first DiscipleshipII class. I fell into temptation. I had a long day at work and went home and had a couple of glasses of wine. When my teacher called, I could have went if I hadnt drank the wine. I felt bad beyond measure. It made me think...If I hadnt missed church on Sunday, I may have remembered. So now, all I can do is ask Him forgiveness and not allow anything else to come in between my classes and the bonding with Him! I WILL do my homework, and be in class next week! No excuses...
I hope that everyone has a great weekend!