24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? 25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. 26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
There are times in my life when I question why things have happened and what is the lesson to be learned from them happening. When it comes to these times, I think of this selection and it helps me remember that I don’t have to know the reason. Instead, I need to have the faith that God is doing this for my benefit. I may not see the big picture, but I should have faith that God already knows what are the effects of this happening to me. I believe this where the whole Scripture about walking by faith and not by sight applies to our lives.
As I am sitting here typing this post, my 1-year-old granddaughter has pushed the power button on my laptop twice. She has crawled underneath my end table and gotten stuck and has caused me to have to deal with her several other times. This is a good example of what I am talking about because as aggravating as this is, I am still blessed with grandchildren to cause me aggravation. The joy they bring far outweighs the bad.
So my advice is this: appreciate what we have, keep your eye on the prize, and remember God knows more than we can understand.
Recently, my wife and I have been so blessed in so many ways by God. From stress about bills to stress about family, we have been delivered by God. I believe it is because we agreed that we needed to turn things over to God and let His loving hand guide our decisions. (Our decisions offered little to no relief.)
I think that we hinder the plan that God has for us by thinking we need to be in control. So, we decided it was time to put all our cares on Him and things have improved for us. Faith is so crucial in our relationship with God. I believe that when we lack in this relationship that it is failure on our part. This happens by having weak or restricted faith.
Once we understand that complete faith in God is only way to go, then the way is made clear for the changes that are needed. Deliverance comes from God and not from self. No matter how good things may seem in the beginning, the solidify factor will always be our faith in God.
Recently, I downloaded a new app on my phone that allows me to download entire books of the KJV Dramatized Audio Bible. This means that can listen to them while at work without having internet. It really is a blessing to have God’s word with me while going about my nightly duties.
To test this new app I decided to download the book of Acts and listen to it. While listening I noticed that many of people’s actions and words are recorded in the book, especially after the ascension of Jesus. He did many great things in the name of Jesus and helped to spread the message as Jesus instructed it.
Another thing I noticed is that Peter was still a flawed human that needed the Holy Ghost. One example is the vision of the sheet descending with the various animals and Peter being instructed to eat. Peter basically was given the final instruction that whatever God made clean was clean.
This just shows how important each of us are to God. His love and grace will always be the only way we can make it to heaven. We are all flawed humans that will never live good enough to make it to heaven on our own.
What is the point of this? Just because we fail doesn’t mean we give up. We have to be willing rely on God and He will make us good enough to make it to heaven.
Time is one thing we can never get back. Even though we all will spend eternity in paradise or punishment, we still need to be aware of the time we have now. We have no promise of tomorrow and today is happening through the grace of God. This means that we must use this gift for the glory of God.
Sharing the Gospel is the best way we can spend this time. However, we will encounter those that will not be open to a discussion. For these people, love them, pray for them, and be good to them. The dynamic of a relationship can go a long way in opening the door for witnessing about Jesus and his gift to mankind.
The important thing to know is not trying to force others to believe. Instead, we can plant seeds that can grow into them becoming seekers of God. No one responds to force or abuse in a positive manner.
My wife finally got the phone call she was hoping for and she starts her orientation on Monday. We are both so grateful to this deliverance from God which comes through His grace. Things had gotten type around here, but we kept our faith that it was all a part of God’s plan. I think that at times we create more stress on ourselves because we refuse to turn things over to God and let Him carry us through. This was something my wife and I discussed on several occasions and continue to agree on.
There was an opportunity that came open at the BOE that I decided to apply to and turned in my application today. Now we are praying that if it is God’s will I will get the call. If not then I still have my current position, blessed either way. Because of God’s grace and love for us we are provided ways out of the problems that we get ourselves into. Pray for me and my home when it comes upon your heart. God’s grace is all we need.
I woke up this morning and my kids has missed the bus. This was my fault for turning off the clock and going back to sleep. So I owned it and took them to school. On the trip, they were talking about their feelings on different topics. So I dropped them at the front door and headed home.
It was at this time i thought about feelings and how opinion has changed over the last century. We now live in a society where a man can feel like he is a woman and the rest of the world should enable the delusion. Human feelings are taking precedence over scientific fact? How is this possible? When a person says they feel the presence of God, society thinks they are delusional.
Take the theory of evolution, which is a theory because there is no scientific proof of evolution, or a big bang. Because people feel this is the appropriate solution It is considered valid. Again, how is this possible?
To those who hate the idea of God and all that he stands for, hate is a feeling. Your feelings are a form of validation, so by your own reasoning there must be a God. You can’t hate things that don’t exist since feelings are so important to this society.
Today I drove my wife to an interview at a Healthcare Facility. Since it is in a neighboring county we were not familiar with the address. Thinking it was a good idea to use our phones to navigate, we followed the directions. The problem was that the phones were not giving good directions. Eventually, she ended up calling to get the right directions.
This got me to thinking about other aspects of life. How often do we rely on things that fail us? The only thing we can rely on that won’t fail us is God. He loves us and will be with us all the rest if our lives. The choice is ours if we want to rely on Him or rely on the temporary, fallible things of this world.