Given January 2011
“We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.” (1 John 5:19).
You don’t have to look very far to see that the world is heading in the wrong direction and the current is strong. If we as Christians don’t do anything, we will just float downstream with the negative flow going right along with the ways of the world. Many are doing that right now; not resisting the flow and going along with whatever the world floats their way.
But…if we resist and begin to paddle our boat upstream we will find that the going is tough at first. But as we persist and keep paddling against the current, our God will give us strength we didn’t know we had. First thing you know, you’ll have a motor and can then put away the oars. You’ll begin to build up speed and God will be pleased and give you a bigger motor. Then you will have people who are going the other way notice you and you’ll start taking on passengers which will soon get you a bigger boat. And eventually you will notice your Yahweh Yacht sprouting wings which will lift you off the stream and into the air!
This may seem a little silly but who knows what God will do for us if we will just resist the world and go against the flow. “Therefore, “Get away from them and separate yourselves from them,” declares the Lord, “and don’t touch anything unclean. Then I will welcome you.” (2 Corinthians 6:17). That boat is there; are you floating the wrong way or are you paddling? All aboard!