posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 09:18 AM
reply to post by buddha
The OPTION TO LOVE
The option to choose NONLOVE.
For the choice of NONLOVE to have reality . . . there must be a REAL CONSEQUENCE to choosing NONLOVE.
Those build up collectively in the world, in a culture, in a generational family, in individual lives etc.
I've often felt like I had a black cloud over my life for long periods. I don't know all the reasons.
I just know that God is good and has a plan to do good to all those who seek Him and accept His Salvation. And, I know that GENERALLY, things go much
better when I earnestly attempt, by His Grace, to live by his values, priorities, boundaries, goals for me.
We are being trained for ruling and reigning with Christ or we are being seduced into death and suffering out of our own selfishness, pride, lusts,
whatever. There are not a large number of choices.
Sometimes individuals are saved because someone closer to God is praying for them.
Most of my horrendous suffering has been due to my own stupid choices. Much has been to other people's stupid choices. God has used it all to refine
my spiritual walk and my priorities.
Scripture teaches that He does so
IN ORDER THAT we might "bear a greater weight of glory" in eternity. That is, that our brokenness and humility would result in more rewards and
higher authority in eternity.