If behaviour don't change, we can't change result and we should not expect outcome to change....if you sow to the wind you will reap whirlwind - both are mutually exclusive.
Einstein was the one who defined insanity as doing the same thing the same way and expecting a different result....tufiaka (a local parlance for God forbid)
Yesterday, we looked at a profound question God blurted out when He couldn't locate Adam and Eve - it was simply a three letter word, incisive and penetrating it has been to me since yesterday - the question was 'Where art Thou'? Gen 3; 9.
As I ponder on that profound question from the Lord, it dawn on me that there are many more we are accountable to as individuals, friends, loved ones, even 'enemies' and all these are asking us the same question 'Where art thou'?
Roman 1; 14 'I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians, both to the wise, and to the unwise'
A debtor literally speaking is someone who owes 'money' to another individual and 'money' is a means of exchange. A debtor is therefore someone who has an obligation to restore or pay.
No wonder, God was looking for Adam and Eve to come and fulfil their obligation of fellowship. Offcourse they weren't there to pay hence God asked 'where art thou'?
Beloved, what debt do you owe? An obligation to your family? A vow unpaid,hmmmm? Just take a moment to think of all the people you have one form of accountability to directly or indirectly?
An obligation to fulfil your part of the work contract; an obligation to raise the children in the way they should go so that they wouldn't bring you shame in the future; an obligation to be a friend in need and indeed; an obligation to reach out and care; to rejoice with those rejoicing and weep with those rejoicing; an obligation to Love your neighbour as yourself; an obligation to support your community; an obligation to pay your tithe -(did someone just frooze on that obligation).
Take a moment to pause and think deeply about it. How many souls out there are seeking and asking 'Where art thou'? It's all making sense now when Paul the apostle wrote in Romans 8: 19 'For (even the whole) creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for God's sons to be made known (waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship). (AMP). What a Rhema?
Every time a debtor or some debtors don't show up - there's frustration for the creditors. Oh, how many souls out there are weeping and lamenting, frustrated because you have showed up. Do you know you have a heavenly mandate? Where art thou in this heavenly mandate?
Another point to ponder is the reaction of these debtors when there's expectations aren't met.
What I have also seen over time is several who do not meet their obligations to others will not take it lightly and probably cry to the highest heavens when there expectations of others fell short. (The story of the unforgiving debtor and servant readily comes to mind. Matt 18: 21 - 35)
This is the crux of the matter.
Do I need to say more???
The spirit of the Lord is speaking to your heart this morning...where art thou?
This season, will you please try to show up? Something has got to change for your change to come!!!
Shalom and blessings dear saints of God.
From the Desk of
Pastor in the House