the golden touch

King Midas was his name, touching things turning them into gold was his claim to fame. He obtained this power as a gift for doing a good deed. I’m sure he didn’t think it through when he asked to have this power. If you are not familiar with the tale, here is a brief explanation of his story.

Everything the King touched turned to gold, he thought this was the greatest thing ever, he was so excited about his new found wealth. He became thirsty but couldn’t drink and hungry but couldn’t eat, he then realized this might not be as great as he thought. He had one daughter, they loved each other very much; but she had been turned to gold.

Sorrow consumed his heart, he began to plead with the gift giver to take back the gift, restoring everything to what it was before he touched them. He finally realized what was truly important.  This is the same way many of us become when we are seeking after wealth and fame. We fail to consider the consequences that come with these desires.

There is an old saying that applies here, “everything that glitters ain’t gold”.  The enemy of souls is eager to grant us the world’s riches and fame, however; he fails to tell us that by accepting his offer it will lead to death eternal.  We are excited in the beginning with the golden touch the enemy has given us.

It is when we realize the price we will pay is to high that we become filled with sorrow, unfortunately; no amount of pleading will cause the evil one to release us from his grasp. The question becomes ” is the golden touch really golden?” Depend on the Lord in whatever you do and your plans will succeed.

Only when guided by the Holy spirit can we be assured we can handle whatever the consequences of our choices maybe. The Holy Spirit reminds us the price has been paid on our behalf to free us from the evil ones grasp, but; we must desire to be free. We must be willing to relinquish the golden touch of the enemy.

We must deny ourselves and follow the Christ, walking in his footprints.  He is our example of the character we need to possess, when we commit our lives to him as we behold him we become changed.  His touch is golden, it changes the hearts of men. What was stone is broken, in its place love blooms.

In him we have redemption through his blood, forgiveness of sin, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace. The riches that come from God through Jesus the Christ are incorruptible.  His touch is golden, it heals th brokenness in the lives of men; in him where there was darkness, light is present shining the way to eternity.

His touch is golden, in him we inherit a home in heaven; the city of God.  We will walk on golden streets and eat from the tree of life.

My revelation as I sit by the pool of grace.

 

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