Monday, January 12, 2009

In on the Plan Again

The self-esteem cult is a dud! It fails to deliver on its promise, and this is the expected outcome of anything that curls inward into man, looking to fill the void in his soul with, ludicrously, himself!

In contrast, the man with the greatest peace, assurance, and soundness of mind is the Christian who makes it a point to maintain a right standing before God. The apostle Paul understood:

Ac 24:16
And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.

This kind of person is invincible. He is superman. But he can be reduced to a pulp just as easily by sin, and he is very much aware of this, his faulty heel. Restoration to power is therefore an integral aspect of his life dynamic and is, in reality, a daily process. It's called REPENTANCE.

Repentance is the wanting in again on God's plan after having deviated from it. It is acknowledging that nothing on this earth is more beautiful and more worthy of one's life than God. It has, at its core, the all-consuming passion and desire for the beholding of God's perfections and ultimate comeliness, as man was designed to pursue beauty and in this pursuit he spends his life, be it a beauty founded on deception or truth. Therefore, in repentance man reaffirms all these, confessing to God the many trivialities that he has allowed to occupy his time and drain his energies when they could and should have been utilized in the affairs of the Kingdom. And the man who travels on the road of God's plan is, indeed, the man! He is BLESSED:

Ps 32:2
Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

Ps 32:5
I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.

1Jo 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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