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Friday, October 28, 2011

Course, Source or both?

One brain-challenging game I like is, unscrambling words or forming words from another one. So when this topic dropped in my spirit I was amused because you can form either word from the other...try it and see...

Ok back to the topic...

The full string of questions is: "Does God determine your course (of life)?" or "Is He your Source and does He determine the course of your life?" or "Is He only your source?" Do you have any answers? Here's what I think...

In a message* I listened to, Creflo Dollar said, God is not a source - He is our ONLY Source. When you think of it from that perspective, it means that with God as our only Source, He shouldn't be only our Source, He should also be the only One determining our course.

Psalms 37:23-24 tells us: "The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand." (NLT) God can only delight in every aspect of our lives if we let Him; He doesn't stop there -  He also upholds us if and when we stumble. What a wonderful prospect...

Proverbs 16:9 - "We make our own plans, but the LORD decides where we will go." (CEV)
It is so important to agree with God and follow His directions because Proverbs 16:25 tells us that: "Sometimes what seems right is really a road to death." (CEV). Like Bishop Oyedepo says, only God's plans will take us to a fruitful future because that's what He promised us in Jeremiah 29:11 - "I know the plans I have for you," announces the Lord. "I want you to enjoy success. I do not plan to harm you. I will give you hope for the years to come." (NiRV)

To get the best that God has in store for us, we must acknowledge Him as our Source and should align ourselves to the course He has charted for us. One thing is sure, you cannot know the course He has charted for you if you do not even know Him - which is why we must start at the beginning to truly know Him. Daniel 11:32b promises that "the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits." (NKJV). Conversely, the people who donot know their God shall be weak and be greatly exploited.

So it's up to you -
know and align yourself to God as your ONLY Source and follow His course or
get ready for an unfulfilled life. 
I pray you choose the former...


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