15 When the morning dawned, the angels urged Lot to hurry, saying, “Arise, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be consumed in the punishment of the city.”
Today’s Inspiration: Complacency can be disastrous. When all goes well, we tend to be complacent. Even if warning is given, we do not take heed like the days of Genesis when Lot’s sons in law refused to take heed of Lot’s warning that the Lord was going to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. Genesis 19:15. Warnings were also given not to look back but let go. But his wife looked back and became a pillar of salt. V26. How important it is to heed warning! Refusal to heed warning can be disastrous. It does not pay to be covetous. Lot took the best of the land from Abraham but failed to maintain it and ended up staying in a cave in the mountains. V30. How ironic it is!
Our past often influences our future. Insecurity often stems out of a need to control. Children who had to take charge too early as with the eldest son or daughter at home, often suffer this problem. They do not have growing up years and in marriage life ended up wanting to control others in both conversations and in relationships. The irritations of life result in them having to feed their frustrations elsewhere and many a time they either numb themselves through sending their energy to focusing on work to achieve or they focus on addictions. For Christians they might end up being overly religious.
Many who come for healing never seem to ferry out their problems because of unbelief or as the Holy Spirit revealed not willing to work on their healing. To get healed, people must come with great expectations and do whatever is necessary to work along with God. Romans 8:28. God works for good with those who love Him and are called to their purpose.
People think salvation is enough to set them free from childhood wounds. If so, they will no longer have childish reactions. The Bible directed us towards His love and His ways and not reacting to wounds that reminded us of the past. 1 Corinthians 13:11.
Is once saved always saved? The false doctrine of instant painless sanctification had been ingrained into people’s mind throughout the ages. If people are automatically cleared of heart sins at the time of conversion, then why did it say we need to face our past sins and confess them in 1 John 1:9 and die daily on the cross. Luke 9:23. Many Christians who do not believe they need healing of their past are disillusioned by the enemy.
Those who work with God to get well, noticed that a great power has gone into them. What they could not do previously, they find empowered and wisdom to do so. Do not take scriptures out of context. Scriptures have a deeper meaning than what you understand. Philippians 2:12 salvation had to be worked experientially with fear and trembling. It is a process. God will work on each process with you till you reached eternity. Philippians 2:12.
Our present problems usually have past roots. Our present life is often punctuated with past emotional baggage that trigger reactions that hinder what God wants to do for us in the present. Probing the past to discover how and when we learned these reactions is what we are trying to help you eradicate these ungodly beliefs to make you whole that will enable you to have self control of your life. Discovery of the truth and uprooting them pave the way for freedom. John 8:32.
As with physical surgery it hurts. But gong through emotional surgery with Jesus, heals. It is not truly the healing but the reactions we are addressing to make you whole which emotional surgery is all about. Face your past with Jesus.