February 1

I am not discounting foxhole conversions.  There are many who come to Jesus during a crisis point in their life.  I was one who confessed my sins out of fear of going to hell.  And there are others who sincerely call upon God out of fear of dying.  However, there are just as many who use these confessions out of a sense of manipulation to get them out of the line of fire.  These are the ones I caution people about.  Time and time again, we treat God as a “Get Out of Jail Free” card or even worse a “give me what I ask for” card.  God is not a magical genie granting us our three wishes.  He is a loving and caring God who blesses us according to his will and plan for our lives.  When we abuse this love, we are not treating God as he deserves.  Remember to ask for things that are according to his will not ours and we will end up better for it.