ARE WE DESTROYING OUR VERY OWN EXISTENCE THAT GOD GAVE US TO PROTECT?
NOW IS THE TIME TO REACH OUT AND EMBRACE THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS
WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES
Light seeds are planted in the souls of Gods people; Joy-seeds are planted in good heart soil (Psalm: 97:10).
Often people voice the idea or thought that the world has changed so much. Has the world really changed or have we changed the world we live in? Environmental changes, chaos, anger, hatred the list seems endless, so far from the original plan of God.
God planned the world and set it on its foundation; everything was in order, not a speck out of place. Take a moment and look around, focus your thoughts on the many events you’ve witnessed in a life time and see how human-kind has gradually contributed to the destruction of what surrounds us at any given moment. Are we thankful for what God has provided for our enjoyment or have we carelessly and aimlessly, taken it all for-granted without considering the consequence of our behavior?
As we are given the opportunity to EMBRACE THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS, how can we but be thankful to share in what God has given for our enjoyment? We pollute the air, throw trash along roadways, empty garbage into our water-ways and yet we wonder and complain about the effects of global warming. You know, that is not the way it has always been. All we have to do is to stop for a moment, pick up the Word of God, read “The Beginning” and evaluate where we are today. What is happening around us we consider advancement; yet, that does not alter the fact that what we are privileged to enjoy is not a blessing to be cherished.
Where did it all start, when did it all start? Is what we are experiencing today a result of disobedience, unthank fullness or simply a lack of knowledge. Imagine a time when the whole earth was watered by underground springs or when God placed man in charge of all he had created, a relationship built on love and trust. Now that we see so many of our natural resources disappearing before our eyes, what are we willing to give or do to make it right?
If we should continue along at the present rate will life as it was designed ever return to a point where the air we breathe no longer pollute our lungs, the water we drink is no longer a threat to our health, the food we eat is no longer poison our systems, or will love ever find the way back into our hearts that seem to have grown cold and distant among many?
Scripture reminds us that there is hope for a better day, a brighter tomorrow, but there is work we must do, we must be about our Fathers’ business making every effort to correct what is wrong. Jesus came, taught and left directions for us, how to live godly lives by being thankful in all things. Although this world is not our home, it is what we have been blessed with to inhabit until God’s kingdom is fully restored. So, let’s be caretakers by sharing in the responsibility of keeping it all together according to the plan of God. He does not require that we seek our own way; remember, that he is the head as we look to him for guidance.
Take a look around, the world has not changed, we have changed the environment blessed to us from the very beginning of time. What are we willing to do to make it right?
This video clip captures the beauty and essence of God’s glory and what He has provided to us for our enjoyment. We are the stewards over Mother Earth. Our task is preserve her for future generations. I pray that this lesson and the video has been a blessing to your soul. May God bless each one of you and the work you are doing to help make this world a better place for all of us to live, work and enjoy. In Jesus name, Amen!