Wednesday, June 1, 2011

For The Glory Of God

Wouldn't it be nice if all life were perfect? To be raised in a perfect home , to be able to go to school and master every subject; to graduate from college and get the perfect job, then retire from it without being laid off; to meet the perfect husband or wife then stay married until you both died; to have perfect children; to live life without health problems, drama or lies; to raise a family in a crime free world and to never have to face storms, trails or tribulations.Wouldn't life be wonderful if we did not have to go through anything or have to work or earn what we may need? Yes, all of that sounds nice, but in reality we all live in an imperfect world. Every since both Adam and Eve were banished for the Garden of Eden,both man and woman had to work and earn everything they may posses. They both had to raise the children of tomorrow, feed them , provide for them and had to endure many storms, trails,tribulation's and also experience death. This reminds me of  an old saying I used to hear in an old country town," If you are thirsty sometimes you have to go through the forest just to reach the river".What this statement really means is, in life there are certain dangers or problems that all of us can avoid and then there are others that are totally unavoidable or that we have to go through. Its just a simple part of life that we all must endure. It does not matter how good or bad a person may be. Its just a part of life and everyone has to go through them at some point of their life.

Some people when they have problems or troubles , try to escape or run away from them. They may move to another city, state or even another country just to hide from or  to get away from the current or past situations. Then their are others that may try to leave their family, marriage or church behind in hopes of finding a better life. Only to discover, that it does not matter how far a person may go or how far they may travel, their problems or troubles will catch right back up with them. My mother used to always say these two very true statements; You can run but you can never hide or avoid your problems or troubles. So face them, she would say, like a real man or woman, because they are yours and deal with it! Her other statement that I really love was " Sometimes, you have to go through the bad, just to get too the good".What she meant by this was , in life we all have to go through something and she also meant that life may be hard but its fair. Why some may ask?  God does not spare any of us from our own share of troubles or problems. He does not care if we are rich or poor and in his mind we are all equal . All of us at one point of time of our lives, will suffer and have problems. Just like his son Jesus Christ who never sinned or  lied and never made a mistake, be he too suffered , then latter died on the cross for our sins. So shall we suffer the same fate! To achieve or to get anything in life ,sometimes a person will have to go through many storms, in order to reach the promise land or to get their blessings. Gods promise to us all, is that if we remain faithful, trust only in him , fear him and trust that he will provide. He will  bless those who stay that way abundantly for as long as they shall live. Why you may ask? For his glory, for the glory of God! We get the blessing, God gets all the glory for our salvation and for our many victories to come.
Have a blessed night,

Proverbs 24: 16-18
(16)For a just man may fall seven times and rise up again: but a wicked shall fall into mischief .(17) Rejoice not when thine enemy fall and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbles: (18) Lest the Lord see it and it displease him and he turn away his wrath from him.
Proverbs 28: 20
(20)A faithful man shall abound with blessings : but he that make haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
(27) He that give to the poor shall not lack: but he that hide his eyes shall have many a curse.

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