The title of this blog is not a typo. Instead it reflects the prevalent attitude of our hearts. Oh, we probably won't say it, at least in church or around other Christians... not blatantly but this is the underlying message preached in many pulpits in America and I suspect a number of other places as well.
Does this sort of attitude matter? I mean, what harm does it do? I believe it matters far more than what we realize and as to the harm in this attitude, I'd like you to consider this:
This was the cry of the enemy when he decided that he wasn't satisfied with who he was. He wanted to be more. He didn't want God's will. He wanted his own will and that led to rebellion in Heaven.
This was the cry of Adam and Eve when they succumbed to temptation in the Garden. In Genesis it is very apparent that they knew they were not to eat of the fruit of The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. They knew that to do so was disobedience and going against God's will. With a single act of self-will which was also rebellion, they plunged themselves and all of their descendants into a nightmare... separation from God.
This quest for our will rather than God's will has permeated our churches. Rather than following the leading and the direction of the Holy Spirit in regards to spiritual gifts, we attempt to do the leading and the directing. It doesn't matter what our motives are, we must continually exam our hearts and yield ourselves to the will of God rather than our own. The cry of our hearts must be "not my will but thine" rather than "not thy will but mine"! What is the cry of your heart?
So true. And satan still does the same thing today, and people believe what is wrong, is right. And right, is wrong. (sigh). K , God Bless You. Excellent blog.
Yes unfortunately many churches today are preaching a "feel good message" because they are afraid of offending the people. Seems they have no concern about offending God.