Wednesday, May 20, 2009
WHO'S IN YOUR HEART?
Using an array of highly unsavory characters , Capital One often asked the question ''What's in your wallet'' right away revealing where their heart interest in you . was ,or is .
When ther's trouble , and at the least of moments , while you despair what your needs , familiar and otherwise , they DEMAND the impossible of you PAY IN FULL plus interest and penalties .
In Luke 12:34 , Jesus imparted the wisdom to us and His disciples , that reveals how very unsavory these characters are and the same wisdom that we all need as we enter this very uncertain season .
''For where your treasure is , there your heart will be also '' Luke 12 : 34
Perhaps Capital One can take solace in knowing that they never were in my wallet , where I did carry it , is a place of infamy .
There was a time in my life that I belived that I was beyond Solomons wisdom . Wisdom he imparts to us in Proverbs 22:7 , that proved true then and is truer 10 years later . That is in the past and I have been forgiven , but the shadows that linger make that reality haunting . Although I learned much the hard way , I do pray that my past anguish does not become your present or future ,
''The rich ruleth over the poor , and the borrower is servant to the lender'' Pro 22:7
100% true then , now , and forever . I cannot boast of a grandiose life at present by the standards of the times , but I sleep very peacefully everynight , and Capital One or whoever seems to be in the news daily , the news is not good either . They really need to get a job !
Centuries before Manahem had similar dismal encounters with Assyria .
''And Manahem exacted the money of Israel , of all the mighty men of wealth , of each man fifty shekels of silver , to give to the king of Assyria . So the king of Assyria turned back and stayed not ''
2 Ki 15:30
Blood money existed then and is alive and well in 2009 .
The choice that we have that takes away our freedoms , and our ability to prosper . submits us to serfdom , ruins our homes and families is whether or not to sucumb to the temptations of life , or forego them and save our souls for life eternal .
Turn your faith properly and the choice becomes easy and obvious . In the final chapter,, Revelations 3;10 , the end of life as we no it , Jesus reminds us that rewards await for those who were patient and did not sucumb to temptation .
'' Because thou has kept thy word of my patience , I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation , which shall come upon all the world , to try them that dwell upon the earth.''
The choice is ours to make .
I can only fairly end this by asking the same question I began with ,
''Whos in your heart ?''
Have a Godly forever !!
Your Brother in Christ ,