Cake made by my Sisterinlaw Shirley.
Most of us are like that at times aren't we? We want a nice home but we hate to pay property tax. We really like the idea of driving a nice vehicle but we don't want the car payment. We want all the pretty knick knacks for our home but we don't want to dust them. We just can't decide what side of the fence we want to be on! My Dr. recently told me something along these lines..."Mrs. Conner, when we're in our 20's and even 30's we can "shuffle the cards" up and pretty much let them fall where they may and get by with it but when get in our 40's and 50's that deck isn't "just" going to fall...it's going to crash if we're not careful".
That was his way of saying, "You can't eat like you used too and expect to gain no weight. You can't exercise and expect to have energy. You can't eat those spicy foods and expect to have no stomach problems". (and to think I paid him to tell me that!)
WELL...I think you get what he was saying............I DID! But now...the choices are mine!
It's kind of like choosing to live a life for Christ or not. Sometimes we want the best of both worlds. We want what the world has to offer and we want what Jesus has for us. For some...there is a foot in the church and a foot in the world. I call it "fence huggers". We hug that fence trying to decide which side we like the best. Out behinds are hanging off one side while our feet dangle on the other side.
WE MUST CHOOSE WHOM WE WILL SERVE....But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."
Joshua 24:15 (NIV)
Riding the fence is called compromise...and compromise can be subtle, dangerous and even deadly!
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1st John 4:4 (NIV)
I hear people say, "If I choose to live life for Christ I can't have this and I can't do that and.......
Here is the thing: YOU CHOOSE CHRIST and I promise you He will take care of the (I can't's) We don't have to be perfect to come to Christ and choose to live for Him...we just need to be willing...and He will do the rest! We will never be perfect! I know of no one that is! But...I know this for a fact: Being a fence hugger will get you NO WHERE...
Choose today whom you will serve....now go on and get off that fence!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy