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Good morning brothers and sisters. Sorry it has been about three days since my last writing. But I have been blessed busy but blessed. I got to have all my grandchildren in my home at one time. Now that is a blessing. Busy because it is a 2 year old, 19 month old and 3 month old. But so blessed to have so much laughter and carefree in the house. The age old question. What is it? Well, I have heard it a lot here lately. Why does God allow evil? If God is so powerful and all-knowing, why? Oh the answer is really quite simple but most people don't want to hear it. We choose it. We choose wrong over right. We choose evil over good. We choose to make excuses. We choose not to offend. We choose to stand by silently. We choose making God's law fit our needs instead of us changing to fit God's law. God knows who will accept and who won't. We do not. We must choose to put Jesus first so all will see Him. But God gave us an amazing gift- that gift is free will. What exactly is free will? Free will is the power to decide what one would do in a certain situation. Now you may love that, but it does come with consequences. When we choose to live in Christ or not, we must accept the consequences for either decision. The Bible tells us we can do anything but doing anything is not helpful to ourselves or to others. 1 Corinthians 10:23- All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify. Now it goes a step further look at verse 24- Let no one seek his own, but each one the other's well-being. As children of God, the choices we make effects others. God wants us to use free will edifying one another, looking after one another. We get to choose. It is a personal choice. He has given it since He created this world. You can blame Adam and Eve all you want but the choice is really yours. You have the tools. He calls you by name, it is your choice whether you answer or not. Stop blaming everyone except yourself. God slapped me hard in the face with this. Take up my cross, see myself in God's eyes and MOVE! So the answer is we choose evil over good. Romans 7:19- For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, THAT I practice. See the moral compass that is in all of us. We know how to do good- we don't. We don't want to do evil- we do. It is only living a true life of Christ that evil that we don't want to do goes away. Why? Because we make good, honest choices and we put the needs of others high on the list instead of our selfishness. We change. Have a blessed day. Rise up child of God, rise up!