Monday, March 28, 2011

The Jesus Filter

Hello Everyone,

We are continuing with the series The Jesus Filter. It will be a little bit of a journey but trust me we will get to the point where The term Jesus Filter will have more meaning.

Last week we looked at why we were created this week we will dive into just exactly where things changed, in the garden.

Genesis 3:1-7
1 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”
2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’”
4 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.

Adam and Eve were in paradise but could not fight the temptation to do things on their own apart from God. Today we are born into doing the same thing because of what was done in the very beginning. We go through our lives thinking that unless we do it on our own we have not accomplished anything. That is not the way we were intended to live our lives. We were intended to live our lives in fellowship with God.

That was all changed with one seemingly harmless piece of fruit. But it wasn't the apple it was the action that changed things.

Some people see it as relying on God to meet our needs, I see it more as including God in our lives and letting Him meet all our needs. He has plans for us beyond anything we can imagine we have to open our hearts and allow him to reveal those plans to us.

This week set aside time, even if it is just fifteen minutes in the morning to be still in a quiet place and listen to what he has to say.

Have a blessed week!


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