Turn to God and Depend on Him by Pastor Ed Young
They become our master and we become slaves to our desires. So in our independence, we end up being dependent on the desires. Conversely, if we stop in our tracks and turn to God and depend on him; if we have total dependence on him, then we will discover true independence. What happens, though, when we go Gomer? What happens? What are the stages? What does that predictable path look like?
Several years ago, my family and I were hiking near a lake. And as we were making our way through the woods, we came upon this hill. I was leading the way, which was hilarious because I have a horrible sense of direction. And as I began to make my way through the woods, I looked around and found myself surrounded by briars. These briars were ripping my clothes, and then I looked back and saw that Lisa was in the same predicament. Then, my son EJ’s shirt was so ripped that he had to take his shirt off. He had to strip right there just to get out of the briars. And then, very carefully, we turned around and made our way back. We retraced our steps to get out of the predicament.
Here is what God said about this whole situation, this whole scenario with Gomer cruising away. Hosea 2:6-7; “Therefore I will block her path with thornbushes; I will wall her in so that she cannot find her way. She will chase after her lovers but not catch them; she will look for them but not find them.” God loves you and me enough to build a barricade of briars around us when we start cruising away from him. It’s out of God’s love.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Ed Young Fellowship