Why should you try to find God?

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

How does a per­son go from be­ing in con­trol over their life, to be­ing con­trolled by all the things in their life?

All ad­dic­tions start off as tiny lit­tle seeds that are planted in the fer­tile soil of our heart. Th­ese seeds grow by giv­ing us some type of re­ward and we may grow to hate the ad­dic­tion but we have grown to love the re­ward. Without the re­ward there would be no ad­dic­tion.

When you are try­ing to help a per­son break an ad­dic­tion it’s not that you need to con­vince them the ad­dic­tion is bad, wrong, or evil but they need help giv­ing up the re­ward. A smoker may have read all the re­ports on lung can­cer but they can’t give up the nico­tine re­ward. A drug dealer may give you your first drugs for free be­cause they know if they can plant a seed in you they will reap a re­ward from you.

The Bi­ble says in Gala­tians 6:8: “For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap cor­rup­tion, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap ev­er­last­ing life.”

There are bad re­wards from wrong and evil seeds and there are good re­wards from pleas­ant and Godly seeds. We live in a world that passes us both kinds of seeds and we get to choose which seeds we want to place in our hearts. We have the right to choose but once you choose, no mat­ter how strong you may think you are, you’re hooked.

Gala­tians 6:7: “Do not be de­ceived, God is not mocked; for what­ever a man sows, that he will also reap.”

Only by re­mov­ing or re­plac­ing the re­ward you can break an ad­dic­tion. No one stands at the al­tar on their wed­ding day and polls the au­di­ence to see if there’s a good di­vorce lawyer in the crowd. A cou­ple get mar­ried with hopes and dreams of a good life be­cause they are hooked on each other. They are re­warded by be­ing to­gether but if they al­low trou­ble to re­move or re­place their re­wards with sor­row, heartache and pain then their once happy es­tate will end in tur­moil, anger and di­vorce.

Je­sus comes along and for any­one who is will­ing to fol­low Him. He of­fers them re­wards. He for­gives their sin and gives them His amaz­ing grace. He re­places in­ter­nal up­set with in­ter­nal peace. He re­places life’s deep­est sor­row with His mar­vel­lous joy. He freely gives us an ev­er­last­ing life in Heaven rather than eter­nal judge­ment in the lower city.

Psalm 103:2: “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and for­get not all His ben­e­fits.” I in­vite peo­ple to at­tend church where they can sit and hear the truth of what the Lord of­fers. Af­ter they hear about Heaven’s ben­e­fit pack­age they can de­cide for them­selves if they want to in­vite Je­sus into their heart and al­low Him to be the Lord of their life.

If you live in sad­ness why don’t you give Je­sus a chance to bring you His glad­ness. If you have been pray­ing this week for some kind of help, some kind of hope, some kind of mir­a­cle may my words to­day be used to point you in the right di­rec­tion.

God bless you all.

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