Creating a Testimony
“Have you not brought this on yourself,
in that you have forsaken the Lord your God
when He led you in the way?
And now why take the road to Egypt,
to drink the waters of Sihor?
Or why take the road to Assyria,
to drink the waters of the River?
your own wickedness will correct you,
and your backsliding will rebuke you.
Know therefore and see that it is an evil and bitter thing
that you have forsaken the Lord your God,
And the fear of Me is not in you,”
Says the Lord God of hosts.” Jeremiah 2: 17-19
God’s word is very clear about what happens to those who abandon Him. In some cases, you might even be a church member (active in a group that helps others) or hold a position worthy of respect; but in spite of all of this, you still find yourself in the position described above. To abandon is not only a physically act. In truth, most of those who abandoned God went down that sad path while still in church. They wanted their will to be done, at any cost; but when things didn’t work out as planned, they ended up holding a grudge against God Himself.
I know people like that. They are people that lead a worldly life even in the church. They don’t want to give up their mistakes or lifestyle. They say: “It’s great to have lots friends, to know that some of them want me, to be the center of attention wherever I go, and occasionally hook up with someone secretly… After all, God knows I’m only a teenager. I have the right to live my life. Come to think of it, I need a story to tell later on when I finally decide to take my faith seriously!”
You know the truth but prefer to live a lie. Be aware that God won’t punish you, but your crime will. The day you decide to take your faith seriously, you’ll do it with tears and a lot of regret. Just thinking about the things you did will bring you shame…
Author of the books "Better than a new pair of shoes", "V woman" and "Casamento Blindado" (Bulletproof Marriage). Founder of "Godllywood" and "Rahab Project". Presenter of "The Love School" at Rede Record.