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Cluck like a Chicken

Cluck like a Chicken

 

 

What would you do for a Klondike bar.  Oh boy do I love ice cream!  It is absolutely amazing and wonderful.  I can taste the chocolate crunchy outside combined with the creamy sweet vanilla ice cream inside.  Yum! I can’t wait to take a bite of that delicious goodness.  It seems to be all that I can think about.  So, my mind is set and off I go to grab a hold of the perfect solution for my inner most craving.

 

But wait.  In order to experience this amazing yumminess, I will have to be willing to bear the absolutely crazy side of the inside me.  Will you cluck like a chicken?  Will you jump like a jack rabbit?  Will you bark like a dog?

 

Oh, you betcha I will.  And as a matter of fact, it is all that I can think about.  It is the one and only thing on my mind.  So don’t you worry at all.  I will act a complete and total fool to get a hold of it, even if to only experience a few moments of deliciousness.

 

And wouldn’t it be just perfect in life if we could just jump around like a jack rabbit and have all of our dreams come true?  Well, yeah that would be great, but life is a bit different.  We have certain principles that dictate our lives.  So, now we have a choice to make.  We can either do something in the world or we can do nothing.  Nothing in our life is going to work well until we are; and anything in our life that is worth keeping and that we enjoy, is something that we have to work to maintain.

 

Think about someone who is getting married.  They are so excited.  They can’t wait to walk down that isle so that they can live happily ever after.  But then, as each one of us discovers after that glorious honeymoon period, is that marriage requires a lot of work!  It requires decisions, humility and forgiveness.   It isn’t just a delicious Klondike bar all the time.  It takes time and commitment.

 

God understands that all things require time and effort and understanding.  We have to look into the future, not just at the exact moment in time.  We have to have a vision to foresee the long term.  But are you willing to do what you have to do to get what you really want?  Hmmm.  Are you kidding me.  I thought I just had to cluck like a chicken and ‘wahlah’ all my dreams have come true.

 

Yeah, not so much.  What’s the old saying?  If it looks to easy, it’s too easy and you probably need to look a bit deeper.  If you want to have a long-lasting, loving relationship with anyone, you have to work at it.  There isn’t some poof fairy that is going to pop along and make the relationship work for you.  It is up to you!

 

If you want to have a successful career, you have to do the work first.  You have to attend a trade school, or college or spend years in preparation.  You can’t just bark like a dog and think life is going to hand you a million dollars.

 

We have to make choices and follow the steps that God sets in place for our life.  We have to learn to listen to God, get in the Word of God and follow Him.  When we make the decision to give our life over to Jesus, we can be assured that we will have God’s best.  But remember it is a choice.

 

You are always given a choice in life.  You will reap what you sow.   This goes both ways.  If you sow hard work, you will achieve success, if you sow laziness, you will receive just that.  God tells us in 2 Thessalonians 3:10 that “those who don’t work, shall not eat.”  This is pretty clear and quite the opposite of what society will tell us this day and age.  But this is God’s plan and will.

 

If you want a successful marriage, you have to work at it.  You have to spend your time and energy preparing your mind and actions. Colossians 3:18 prepares us in how we are to act in marriage. “Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.”  Hebrews 13:4 “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.”  Malachi 2:16 “I HATE divorce” says the Lord our God.

 

 

In business there are a multitude of requirements in order to achieve success.  Ephesians 6:9 reminds us how we are to act as both employees or employers. “Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free. Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.”

 

To achieve financial success there are also a multitude of commands from God.  Proverbs 3:9 tells us to “honor the Lord with the first fruits of your increase.” 2Corinthians tells us to give abundantly so we can receive abundantly.  Malachi 3:10 “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!”

 

So, as you can see after a multitude of directions from God, we have to pay attention to God, listen to God and do for God.  He has good and mighty plans in store for each one of us.  The bible says that ‘God is for us, not against us.’  So, if you want that yummy Klondike bar, quit acting a fool and start looking at things from God’s perspective.  Don’t live your life missing out on God’s best for you.

 

God has a yummy, delicious life in store for you, but you have to make a choice to give your life over to God, ask Him to forgive you and open your heart to the Holy Spirit and His guidance in each area of life.   That creamy, delicious inside is there waiting for you.  All you have to do is rip it open, take a bite and enjoy!

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