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Need we ask 'Why'
by T. M. Lowry
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(As a Christian) you should realize that by asking questions such as, “Oh WHY have YOU done this to me O’ Lord?” Not only shows lack of true faith in God but also shows you utterly weak and unworthy of His blessings. God’s Word clearly states that, “you need ask only for the strength to do His Will”. Never question His authority. Know that God is “not” the creator of any ones confusion, (we arrange this our selves). God allows “us” to choose between Christ and Satan. The “good” the “bad” the “right” the “wrong” Etc. What we, as free spirits, have chosen to do with our mortal life, to this planet, to that which affects even our newborn, is clearly our own undoing. When we as spiritual beings (living within this material world) choose to ignore the very Word of God, it should be obvious “why” we find ourselves suffering the consequences of ignorance. Why do we choose to ignore His Word? This should be the question we ask and ask one another, not God. DO NOT EVER BLAME GOD. Don’t go whimpering to Him asking, “Oh, God why have You done this to us!” Rebuking God sounds more to me like Satan’s plan. Satan certainly delights in listening to us trying to blame God for our own stupid mistakes. Satan laughs at mortal folly. And Satan even seeks to use our selfish “love for life” to go against God’s will. Did Satan not turn Peter’s true love for Christ into a selfish and self-motivated act of love? (Matt 16:23 and 26:51-54) Our error is listening and giving in to the flesh. Of course, I know all to well the mortal struggles and distractions of carnal desire; yea, how easily the flesh is led astray. But we must understand there is another clear and unquestionable voice calling out “The Way”. It is the voice of our own spirit for it truly knows “The Way” as “It” did once walk with God. (And all the while the flesh pulls us in one direction, our spirit cries out for mindfulness!)
As everyone will undoubtedly find themselves in trouble at times (and not necessarily by their own doing), life is a test of patience and faith. Disappointments and loss make it possible for us to grieve. This is what helps us to grow stronger in the Lord, not weaker (II Corinthians 12:9).
Understand that all life’s experiences are not for the flesh alone but also for our spirit to discover. It is healthy for ones spirit to know humility and pain for it humbles ego, allowing self to see “self”. And through this spiritual understanding of ones mortal emotion, the spirit voice can be heard. Ours is but to listen. We must allow our spirit to speak and we must tell our flesh to listen.
And while repentance through Christ is our spiritual cleansing, let us walk humbly within His shadow. We must ask His forgiveness with sincerity. Do not attempt to trick Him for He knows what is truly in all hearts and minds. He hears all prayers and answers that which abides in His Will. He knows what is best for us. We can be witnesses to such things but only after understanding and then doing His Will. We need to be in touch with “His Will”.
Know that, it is ours to pray, “God give us strength to know and to do ‘Thy Will”. If you have any doubt as to what God asks of all His children, read Deuteronomy 10:12 and 11:1.
Remember, “we as spiritual beings”, have been given by God, “free will” to choose “for ourselves” what we think is right. (Deuteronomy 11:26-28 explains the consequences of our choice).
So, when we end up in difficult or traumatic situations, we need not go “blaming” God but simply pray to Him for understanding. We never should ask such faithless questions as, “ why have You done this to me O’ Lord”?
We must stop and look at what “we” (not God) have done to the quality of life on this planet. He gave us “free will” over this earth. Therefore, when we so choose to disregard our spirits connection to Him through Christ, choosing to listen to Satan and our mortal flesh, what exactly should one expect to become; certainly not more spiritually closer to God.
Experiences gained by listening to selfish demands of the flesh are but moments of earthly pleasure. All the thoughtless “I”‘s’; The “I” want this‘s’ and “I” want that’s are but vanity. Have we become so spiritually blind to think that such selfishness brings us closer to God? In it self, this thought is nothing more than pure vanity! Understand that only through Christ shall we find “The Path”. All attempts shall fail without His strength. We can not think to build our own mortal path unto heaven. Our spiritual connection to Christ, while we are yet within these flesh bodies shall bring us spiritually closer to the Source.
And when our spirit is released, leaving behind these mortal shells, we will return immediately home unto Him. At that given time, our spirit will not be out in limbo some where or left in a hole in the ground. Understand, “To be absent from this body is to be present with the Lord”(II Corinthians 5:8). It will be there that we await judgment on His day when all knees shall bow before Him. We shall stand naked before Him wrapped only in those “good works” which we take with us, (II Corinthians 5:10) what do you plan to be wearing "This Day"?

Need we really ask “Why”?
After all, the “Why” has already been made known unto us.

“Free will; it is truly this which most people have difficulty in admitting to as it forces them to take responsibility for their own frailty.”

A Little Prayer:

teach me “Thy Way” O’ Lord
let me know “Thy Will”
that i may do what You command
let my spirits faith fulfill.

Keep writing in His faith,
T. M. Lowry
Copyright © 2004

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