Man or woman, better yet, let’s just say people: people, can you imagine if it was only His way or the highway? That means we could still operate in a Garden of Eden type operation where we could partake in everything there except the highway tree. I call it the highway tree because we all know what happened once Adam, and Eve decided to not go God’s way: Yeah yeah, it was the Highway for them my friends. Since we proved early in our life cycle back there in the garden of Eden that we couldn’t handle the standard of God’s way only, I’m so glad that God still kept the opportunity available for us knuckle heads like me that live to give it a go everyday that I’m awaken by His Glory. I know that we all agree that it is His mercy that allows us to awake everyday in spite of ourselves, but I’m looking for that other end of Him everyday that I get up called Glory. Like Moses, I want to see that side of Father that makes Him live as God: His Glory! His mercy is what makes us live because we can’t do anything to earn it: we just receive it by default through the death of Christ.
Here is another thing that we all will agree with, there is no love like the love that we receive from God. He so loved the world that….. ok, ok I know that you know the rest of it, but it always sounds like the sweetest thing I ever heard every time that I hear it. And how many people do you know, including yourself, that will allow their only begotten anything to go die on a cross for a bunch of strangers? I can think of at least one that was willing to do it, but I never knew the man personally. I read a lot about him, and I believe his name was Abraham. You can see right there with Abraham the kind of love that we are dealing with concerning God. We can’t just say He is God, and He knows how I feel about His will being that He is the all-knowing God. No, the kind of love that is required to operate at His standard is nothing to play around with. Abraham had to have that willing to go all the way type of love if he was going to deal with God. You and I must have that willing to go all the way type of love if we are going to deal with Father. He is not going to read your mind, and heart to conclude what it is you may or may not be willing to do for Him. God did not stay Abraham’s hand from coming down to slay his son until it was getting ready to come on down. People, some of us might want to choose from the highway options when it comes to dealing with the things of God, because if you are not really ready to go all the way withholding nothing from God, you’re not going to make it to your goal trying to walk in His standard. And God didn’t intervene early on behalf of the innocent Isaac’s saying, since I am the all-knowing God, I know your will is to do my will by slaying your son. The all-knowing God did not say that He Knew that Abraham would follow through until Abraham was following through.
Here is the other thing that is vital when it comes to doing things God’s way, you must be tuned in to what God is doing. So many of us try to tune God in to what we are doing, and that is why we never get that thing done. If we chose from the highway options, at least we live to fight many more days. We may fight the same fight over and over, but at least we don’t get kicked to the highway curve since we are already there: being kicked out of the highway garden is a lot less painful than being kicked out of your garden of plenty that God has just for you. Adam and Eve never did get to enjoy their new highway garden, and from what I have seen, neither have many others that decided to go against God’s way. I believe that not being tuned in to God is one main reason Adam and Eve tripped up when they went against God’s way. I was looking at what Eve said to the serpent in Genesis 3:3, “But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.” Then I looked at what God really did say to Adam in Genesis 2:17, “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” The difference between these two scriptures became a matter of life and death for Adam and Eve. Eve says that God said that they would die if they touch the fruit. I can not find anywhere God saying that if you touch the fruit you will die. God only said that “for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” I can see them both being so careful when they were under the influence of the highway tree, but because Adam allowed Eve to miss-quote what God had said, the result of their miss-quote also led to them acting in false belief. I admit that the unskilled shouldn’t play with matches because a fire could start, and burn up a lot. I said that to say this, Adam and Eve probably should not have been touching the only tree that God has said not to eat of, but the eating of it vs the touching of it are two very different things. Here is where being tuned in to what God is saying to you is so important when it comes to doing things His way. Imagine that Adam, and Eve holds the fruit in their hands for an hour or two or whatever, and nothing ever happens to them. Therefore, since Eve was believing wrongly that they would die by touching the fruit, now they go ahead, and eat the fruit based on something that God never said. Always be careful on what is attributed to God when operating on His standard, or the highway will be your choice. Something to think about???