Posts tagged ‘good’

On a Dark Desert Highway

Interesting, isn’t it, you might say: “He tried to do good.” That implies that it’s work to do good. He had to try, to toil, to work to get it done. But, when you’re talking about bad, you say: “I didn’t want to do it, it just happened.” No work there. It’s almost as if someone forced it on you.

Well, get this. Divorce is hard enough on the couple and the people involved, but now in Holland a guy has come up with the “divorce hotel.” Yes, I’m serious. For $3000 you check in for the weekend and hash out matters, with the help of a mediator and other professionals. So now, are we making it even easier to end a marriage? The couples stay for a weekend, the results last a lifetime. (Running through my head is the line from “Hotel California”: You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.) Oh, the guy’s shopping his idea to hotels in the U.S. And, of course, there’s already interest in a reality TV show based on this concept!

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good…. Jeremiah 29

God wants to do good things in your life. Not because you’re deserving or because you’ve earned it, but rather because you’re NOT deserving and have NOT earned it. He has compassion on you and your situation.That’s God’s mercy and grace. With him, those are not just words…they’re actions.

When you have a relationship with God, you don’t want to do bad, you make an effort not to. When you fail, you ask and receive his forgiveness. Doing good becomes easier. God encourages you to do so. Maybe God’s hotel is one you might want to check into.

Feelin’ Glad All Over

GLAD Tall Kitchen Trash Bags. On the side of the box it says they have Odor Shield that neutralizes odors. Oh, and wait! With Febreze for freshness, and a fresh lemon scent. I think they work, I mean I don’t smell the trash to find out, but there’s no bad odor around the trash container. You know what? Our world needs GLAD Tall Evil Bags! Take that bad and evil and throw it in there…and it’s cancelled out! The stink is gone! Good smells…and…well…a lemon scent!

God is not made by GLAD, but God is good. And yet, though he is good, he allows evil to exist in this world. Having good and evil in our world gives you options, thus allowing you to exercise your free-will. God didn’t create you to be a robot or puppet for him. In this way you decide based on what you think. Every day you have the opportunity to make choices. One choice might result in good, another might result in evil. What God does promise is his willingness to help you make the decisions.

Life is not always easy. Some of the choices you have to make are downright difficult. When you make a choice, unfortunately, you can’t see all the repercussions it may cause. God sees those. He could help you make your life smell a little more lemony.

But if you refuse to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve…. But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24

 

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