Mastered by a Stronger Love ~ A

God's ways are not as man's - fortunately. If they were He would be but as you and I - foolishly mortal and wantonly indulgent.

In God's impressive understanding of each human's foibles there is that marvellous and torturous work of grace; those long barefoot walks on super-heated stones, or those muddied days of darkness where light has fled and the teeth are ground.

It is God's way to mould, fashion and then sharpen the soul to self-death. This is a life-long work, and temptation too does not cease.

Temptation is always with me, it just changes its clothes.

From the loss of self the Holy Spirit is then able to breathe fresh life into each believer.

Who is a man before God that all his days are spent on his own appetites and desires?

What errant pleasures does man willingly exchange for his soul?

As with the ancient Israelites in Egypt, so too modern man. He is not free to worship while he remains a slave to whatever/whoever has mastered him.

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, says: “Let my people go, so that they may worship me.” (Exodus 9:1)

It is when the heart is mastered by the Lord that it is truly a heart set free. That man has died to self.

Only in true worship is true freedom.

Today's Soul Snippet:

'All desires arise within, but only the good ones are to be nurtured'.

ENJOY too - Mastered by a Stronger Love ~ B

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