“We are not making plans, but exercising our options so that God can tell us what to do.” ~ Jon Barnes
When God is in control of your lifestyle, you learn to follow the options given to you from the plans of God. These options will narrow down into a specific step to take and a door to enter. Then you will see the hand of God move and make things happen that you would otherwise be unaware. Miracles happen each day but the eyes of many are shut closed to them.
All of the negative things we see and face points to the reason people need God in their lives. Evildoers keep expanding their hold while good people do little to fight, challenge and work for freedom, liberty, and justice. We all tend to go along with the crowd, the injustice, and the horrible truth that mankind is extremely evil. As you study the past with God, the future opens up, and you’ll know what to do.
The hope of many hinges on the next person doing the right things in helping out the person beside them. We walk around in our self-inflicted, electronically controlled jail cell, under house arrest, but able to function as if we are free. Using good tools are important, but when they talk back and lie to us with misinformation, miscalculations, and other fraudulent information, advertisements, and the likes, our minds have become convoluted, predisposed, and trapped.
Are your eyes closed to God’s Good Options?
Enjoy The Reading
1 Chronicles 20
David Captures Rabbah
20 In the spring of the year,[a] when kings normally go out to war, Joab led the Israelite army in successful attacks against the land of the Ammonites. In the process he laid siege to the city of Rabbah, attacking and destroying it. However, David stayed behind in Jerusalem.
2 Then David went to Rabbah and removed the crown from the king’s head,[b] and it was placed on his own head. The crown was made of gold and set with gems, and he found that it weighed seventy-five pounds.[c] David took a vast amount of plunder from the city. 3 He also made slaves of the people of Rabbah and forced them to labor with saws, iron picks, and iron axes.[d] That is how David dealt with the people of all the Ammonite towns. Then David and all the army returned to Jerusalem.
Battles against Philistine Giants
4 After this, war broke out with the Philistines at Gezer. As they fought, Sibbecai from Hushah killed Saph,[e] a descendant of the giants,[f] and so the Philistines were subdued.
5 During another battle with the Philistines, Elhanan son of Jair killed Lahmi, the brother of Goliath of Gath. The handle of Lahmi’s spear was as thick as a weaver’s beam!
6 In another battle with the Philistines at Gath, they encountered a huge man with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in all, who was also a descendant of the giants. 7 But when he defied and taunted Israel, he was killed by Jonathan, the son of David’s brother Shimea.
8 These Philistines were descendants of the giants of Gath, but David and his warriors killed