Wig’s Word of God Today 4-2-2011
For it is love that I desire, not sacrifice, and knowledge of God rather than holocausts. Hosea 6:6
But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his breast and prayed, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’ Luke 18:13
Hosea 6:1-6, Psalm 51 & Luke 18:9-14
There is so much confusion and hatred in a world created by God to bring an eternity of joy and love. Hosea reminds us today we can return to the LORD and receive His compassion of forgiveness but we must do it on our own remaining in the confidence and surrender to a Life of Christ for the Will of God. Preordained and living the Will of God was something I heard a Holy Man say a lot in a Russian movie we watched last night called The Island. Each of us has a preordained life to lead in living the Will of God.
There will be a time when the Wrath of God will come upon those who live a life of denial of the LORD’s Truth in living for themselves seeking only selfish desires of the flesh lacking a true commitment to faith, charity and love. But it is only love God desires accomplishing acts of mercy through living His Word obtaining your calling and by living His Truth we will all remain confident His Wrath will wash over us like mist on an early morning walk keeping us frightened of His Power remaining committed to living in obedience to His Will. We will see His Wrath destroy the ungrateful and restore us in His Kingdom of Love.
I eagerly await each morning when I can sit alone with God reading His Word listening to His Holy Spirit move my fingers as my heart and soul seeks to write His Truth. The beating of the keys on the keyboard ring in my ear as I think about how a man’s movie about God’s faith, love and redemption gives humanity His Salvation. Today Jesus tells us how sinners are welcomed into the Kingdom of God by their earnest repentance through a “parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else.” Luke 18:9 We must look upon the world with obedience to is Word recognizing we are sinners in a humanity full of His compassion and love.
A friend once sent me a text which said, “LORD Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner,” I have thought a lot about lately. I watched man admit this in this movie and how this Holy Man’s guilt of killing someone else to save his own life preordained him to live as a Monk filled with wisdom, satire and repentance. He often would repeat to himself he was unworthy of his abilities for in his heart and soul he was lowly killer who slept on coal and dirt never accepting the comforts of life we take for granted everyday of our lives. There will always be people around you who will judge you in silence yet it is God Who wants you to admit in public you are just a lowly sinner who has earned Redemption by your admission of living in sin and an earnest desire to repent. By loving our love of Christ we are all called to be a people who are sorry for their sins desiring to live a life of repentance. Amen.
So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, today we pray we have the courage as a people to admit our sins and live a life of repentance. We pray for Jose Forquet as he leads an Emmaus Team in Chicago. May Your Truth guide us all to live for Your Glory LORD. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”
His Redemption Never Faulted
His love should guide you
To admit your sin in Truth
Living a life of repentance
Sowing the Word to use
Those of you who judge
People of all kinds
Will fall into pits
Of Satan’s evil spine
Beat on your chest and say
LORD have mercy on me a sinner
Humble forgiveness forever exalted
His Redemption never faulted
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 2, 2011 @ 6:03 AM EST