God Knows What’s Best, Day 13

Today’s reading is drawn from Proverbs 22:19.

The problem with this world is that it doesn’t fit. Oh, it will do for now, but it isn’t tailor-made. We were made to live with God, but on earth we live by faith. We were made to live forever, but on this earth we live but for a moment . . .

We must trust God. We must trust not only that he does what is best but that he knows is ahead. Ponder the words of Isaiah 57:1–2: “Those who are right with God may die, but no one pays attention. Good people are taken away, but no one understands. Those who do right are being taken away from evil and are given peace. Those who live as God wants find rest in death.”

My, what a thought. God is taking them away from the evil days ahead. Could death be God’s grace? Could the funeral wreath be God’s safety ring? As horrible as the grave may be, could it be God’s protection from the future?

Trust in God, Jesus urges, and trust in me.

from A Gentle Thunder

Bible Gateway

Living A Fulfilled & Stress Free Life


I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundanceJohn 10:10b(AMP)

The life of everyone God created are in His hands and we can only live it in His power. His will is that we live a good and fulfilled life when we focus not on ourselves but in Him.

If
we choose to live our life by selfhelp, we could be successful by achieving our personal goals but may still have a feeling of emptiness and unfulfilled life. Jesus said for us to cleave to Him steadfastly and conform ourselves to His own way of life because selfsacrifice rather than selfhelp is the right way,- “My way to finding yourself, your true selfMatt 16:25(Msg)

Our hope should always be in the fact that God is merciful and He teaches us the wisdom by which we can live a fruitful and joyful life. We also need to reorder our priorities. Our values should be such that helps draw us closer to living for God. If we consider carefully, we may find out that some of the things we thought to be very important in our lives could be just worthless. As Christians, God is our priority and we should worship Him in spirit by His Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus and be proud in Him, and not in ourselves on who we are and what we have achieved.

The Bible has warned us to be careful and guard ourselves from all kinds of excessive desires, be it money, wealth or other material possessions. Life has more value than whatever we may possess.
It is better to rejoice in the Lord always than to start worrying about anything “but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition, with Thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.” Phil. 4:6(AMP)

Having excessive desires particularly above and beyond ones sources of income is the surest way to invite undue pressure on oneself which could lead to the lure to do something wrong. “But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.” James 1:14. This in turn can lead to sin and death.
In Luke 12:1521, we were given an account of a rich manwho lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God‘. In the Wold’s perspective, wealth is everything and so most people aspires to be rich by every means possible and at all cost. Jesus explained that it is foolish to live our lives just to acquire wealth at the neglect of our spiritual growth and a good relationship with God.
It is therefore advisable that you do not set your hearts on what you will eat, drink or posses, nor be anxious for anything. Instead, seek Gods kingdom and be at peace with Him. That is the best way to live a fulfilled and stress free life here on earth and accumulate an inexhaustible treasure in the heavens.

Amen
!

Ike

Fellowship with the Father

“. . . and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.” (1 John 1:3)

One marvelous reason for which God has adopted us (Ephesians 1:5), indeed part of the very “calling” to become God’s children, is to fellowship (1 Corinthians 1:9) with the great God of creation!

Jesus prayed (John 17) that His chosen disciples might have the same kind of relationship with the heavenly Father that Jesus Himself had throughout eternity. Our minds may not totally grasp that wonder down here—except as we try to understand something of the key of walking “in the light” (1 John 1:7).

The nature of light in our universe gives us clues:

Light is unchangeable; one cannot make light dark.
Light exposes everything (reveals and brings clarity).
Light is the sustainer of all life as we know it.


The nature of darkness is also very instructive:

Darkness is driven away by the smallest spark.
Darkness covers everything (hides and obscures).
Darkness will kill all life as we know it.


“The path of the just is as the shining light. . . . The way of the wicked is as darkness” (Proverbs 4:18-19). The promise of fellowship with God is that He “will lead them in paths that they have not known” and that He “will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight” (Isaiah 42:16).

Therefore, “let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation” (1 Thessalonians 5:8). Since we were “sometimes darkness” (Ephesians 5:8) but have been delivered from “the power of darkness” (Colossians 1:13), we should no longer “fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them” (Ephesians 5:11). HMM III

My Dear Blogger Friends

Hi, hope you are having a good day night, whatever time zone is that you are in.

I must apologize for the many messy posts lately but I was concerned about the “cleanness and boring posts” No Color No Pics Etc…

I am making an attempt that hopefully I will eventually MASTER, LOL to make my Posts more interesting. Any Suggestions are welcomed. Thank you.

Later,

Pat.