Have you ever had a tapestry or garment that unravels? You know that one thread that gets loose and snags. You try to put it back in place but alas it only continues to pull out of place…until…well you know.
Our walk as a body of believers is like this one thread that unravels and compromises the integrity of its intention, you can become the one who compromises the entire tapestry if you deviate from our purpose.
A great example of this is found in Genesis when a selfish desire makes a greedy choice. Abram and his nephew Lot had been blessed with a great number of livestock so much so that it was time to part ways.
Genesis 13:8-9, “So Abram said to Lot, “There should be no arguing between you and me or between your people and my people. We are all brothers. We should separate. You can choose any place you want. If you go to the left, I will go to the right. If you go to the right, I will go to the left.” (ERV)
Lot liked this arrangement and took for himself the choice location with a bounty of watered grassland. See the problem is that he took advantage of his uncle’s generosity and pitched his tents not only in a fertile valley, but near a city full of that which we should run from.
Verses 11-13, “Lot chose for himself the whole Jordan Valley to the east of them. He went there with his flocks and servants and parted company with his uncle Abram. So Abram settled in the land of Canaan, and Lot moved his tents to a place near Sodom and settled among the cities of the plain. But the people of this area were extremely wicked and constantly sinned against the Lord.” (NLT)
This year when you think of the changes you want to make in your life, consider the following before making decisions…
S-Seek God’s will for your life
T-Take time to reflect on Godly principles
O-Observe God’s hand and direction in your life
P-Pray for wisdom, protection and praise Him for the results
May your year be blessed with many opportunities to serve others in the example given to us by our Lord Jesus.
Matthew 5:14-16, “You are the light of the world.
A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.
Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
In the same way, let your light shine before others,
that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (NIV)