I want to tell you a story that at first may seem irrelevant to God and God things, but you will be surprised!
A while ago, my husband said that he wants to buy a very inexpensive house, 3 bedroom, 1 bath for $60,000 that has just been rebuilt due to a water heater explosion. Inside of me, I felt a real indifferent feeling. Then this statement came, “Well, go do it—without me.” I was not dreaming of living in that state, nor in a very small house with only one bathroom. I began to ask God what was so distasteful about the prospect that I would let him go and do it without me.
Then the Lord brought another incident to my mind. A couple was here in Tulsa, OK attending a bible conference. After eating dinner at our house, the man made the comment out of the blue; when I get home to Florida, I think I will buy a Toyota pick up truck. That same distaste went off inside me.
Lately, the Lord has been sending me out on daily journeys with Him. As I go out, I wonder what the Lord and I will do today? Will it be–encourage the hurting, heal the sick, find a new sweater that is perfect on me, or locate a new ministry headquarters? But each day is my next adventure with God!
God made it clear to me that the 2 events mentioned above were daily events that humans do without God. And to God, they are just as distasteful as my husband wanting to buy a house without me or my input. The man buying a truck just because he could, of course it was going to be a cash purchase. God was showing me how it feels when people do anything without Him. It is distasteful to Him just like I experienced on those 2 events.
God was making a point to me that we either do things with Him or we do things withOUT Him.
Without Him: is called–walking in the flesh.
With Him: is called–walking in the Spirit.
I called my husband back and said, “Look do you want to buy a house because it is cheap and easy for us to do. Or would you rather believe God for the house that would have alot more of the things we want. My husband immediately said I would rather believe God for His good thing than this cheap and easy thing that I can do without God.
My husband said he was basing his decision on the economy at the time and not taking into account the God factor. He immediately changed his attitude and got back into FAITH and he thanked me for the spiritual correction.
Proverbs 14:12 (KJV)
12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
This is the whole message of the Bible. We can live our whole lives with Him or without Him, but anything we do without Him may seem right but it is a “way of death”. And whatever things we do without Him, when our works are tried with fire they will be burned up. In other words, they will not profit us in the after life. Likewise, the things we do with Him, when tried by His Holy fire, they will remain as gold, silver, and precious stones to our account in Heaven.
So this exercise of daily journeys is for me to practice walking with God all the time and to do nothing without Him for these reasons:
1. Anything done without God is a waste of time, money, and energy here on Earth.
2. Anything done without God will not be rewarded in the next life.
3. Anything done without God, is done under the curse and not under God’s blessing.
He was either involved or He wasn’t.
On the other hand, I’ve seen God manifest Himself in my affairs when I include Him by Faith. I have been greatly surprised at what He brings to pass even many days after I do something very simple to the human reason. I have to testify when God is involved it turns out much better and I am greatly satisfied when I see God involved in my daily doings. We are always doing and rarely just being. And I have discovered with God, when I am doing “more being” that is when God is doing “more of the doing”. And the bottom line, God always does much better than I can do.
If you want to experience success in your affairs, truly live Life and get back home safely then I encourage you, “Don’t leave Home without Him”.