Walk a Mile with MYLES
Who Controls Your Life?
II Cor. 4:1-4
When we look around us today and see all the corruption and destruction that is going on we pause in amazement and those forever lasting words begin to fall from our lips again as we ask ourselves the question, “what is the world coming to?”
There is no corruption in our nation’s capital. Corruption in our local government, communities, schools, homes, and yes, even the Lord’s Church. Before every action there is a thought, before every thought there is some form of motivational influence. It is this seed of motivational influence that soon flourishes, grows and it becomes a great force or power. It is up to us to determine the type of seeds that we will plant or are allowed to be planted in our garden of life. If you want to know why you don’t attend evening worship service (Heb. 10:25); If you want to know why you don’t give to the Lord like you should (II Cor. 9:6-7).
If you want to know why you don’t have total faith in God (Rev. 2:10); and, if you want to know why you are not totally committed to the service, church and the will of God as a Christian (Rom 12:1 &2); you must be brought into direct confrontation with God first, and then you must ask yourself the question, “Who Controls Your Life?”
My Christian friends, we must realize that there is a war going on within us. In Romans Chapter 7:23, Paul speaks about the war that is going on in man. He says, “But I see another law in my members, (body faculties) warring against the law of my mind, (His will, reason, conscience, principles) and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is my members. (My body faculties). We must realize that this law of sin that Paul speaks of is all of us, it is our (man’s) lower nature.
Paul, in further speaking in Chapter 8 verse #5 says that (whatever controls us that will we do). Paul says, “for they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; (Those who are controlled by flesh). But they that are after (controlled by) the spirit the things of the spirit. So it is here in II Cor. 4:4, that we realize that when we have fallen away from righteousness and when we allow every storm to shake us and every brick thrown to break us and every mess to make us leave the church, stop our fellowship, stop our communion, stop our giving of ourselves totally to the Lord and stop our praying in good times, it is then that we are no longer controlled by the God of heaven, but by the god of this world (Satan).
It should be understood here that when Paul calls Satan, “the god of this world” he is not suggesting that there are two eternal, coexisting deities, because there is only one great “I AM (Ex. 3:14) But he says to us that Satan has usurped the position of God in the lives of some individuals. So, I ask you to take a good look at your actions, the words you speak, and the service that you give to God and ask yourself the question; who controls your life?
Because He Lives—
Matthew Myles, Sr, Minister