Good Morning! Today’s Bible Reading is – 7 You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine. Psalms 4:7 (NLT)
I have learned how to live on very little, living with abundance is really harder for me because I start looking for the “Why” God gave me extra: God gave me a big job this spring and I was sick all summer. Those weeks I lay in bed I thanked God every day that He had provided for me ahead of time and went through every moment of it with me. I learned a lot this summer and grew by leaps and bounds spiritually and most importantly I spent it serving God and dwelling in His presence probably more than any year of my life: and I would dare say it has been the most profitable summer of my life. I spent over a month restricted on my driving because I waited on my birth certificate to arrive so I could renew my license: but my fellowship with God has been the least restricted by the cares of this world as it has ever been in my entire Christian Life… an air conditioning repairman that took a long summer vacation at God’s place. Will things get rough this winter? Will I have trouble meeting my bills because of cash flow was a trickle when it should have been overflowing? The God that was God this summer will still be God this winter and in all that has happened this year I understand that God has been teaching me to depend on Him and ask Him when I need help. Nobody likes doing without things they are used to having: but I have learned through life’s ups and downs to not build my life on the flow but on the One in control of it all: there will never be an instance for the rest of Eternity that I will be separated from God. Life is what it is, and in most cases that is completely different than what it was yesterday: But God is Who He is and He is always the same.
“My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus Blood and Righteousness,
I dare not trust the sweetest frame but wholly lean on Jesus name.
On Christ the Solid Rock I stand all other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.”
We need to quit living life being so reactionary to our circumstances and depend on God in every-thing and do all things in His presence, His power, and His Joy… it will be our joy too. Bad things are going to happen today: but God is still God and He expects good things to come from you in response to those things because He dwells in your heart and He is never going to leave you.
Lost person, like good and bad marriages there are only 2 eternal relationships: you were born into the bad marriage where the head of it is a slave driver that beats tortures and then kills those who he owns. Christ died because He loves you and His death paid the debt that chained you to the beater and devourer and made it possible for you to choose an eternal relationship with Him: the Groom is coming to take His Bride (the Church) home to the place He has prepared for us. Both eternities are indescribable; Hell is pure evil and pain: Heaven is pure joy and peace. I have had a preview by knowing the joy and peace God gives in the midst of troubles, heartache and pain here and I look forward in hope to that time… what are you looking forward to?
Good Day and Godspeed!