Saturday, November 15, 2008

Latter Part.

12 The LORD blessed the latter part of Job's life more than the first. (Job 42)

When is the latter part of my life going to start?

Friday, November 14, 2008

nothing but love.

13Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. 14Do everything in love. (1Cor16)

Despite everything that happens and despite anything that we feel, we should NEVER make an excuse for being cranky, irritable, or just plain mean. Even in those petty moments of selfishness or times of unfairness, we must look at the situation with boldness and courage. Can we stand against the foe, even if it happens to be something as trivial as someone cutting us off on the freeway? Can we react with love, even if it means humbling ourselves when someone treats us rudely?

In the small and big things in life, we must remain firm in the faith and respond with nothing but LOVE!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

inevitable disaster.

People ALL suffer from disasters, inevitably. However, there are two types of disaster.

1. Disasters caused by people themselves. Their own hands cause their misery.
2. Disasters that affect other people. They just happen to experience someone else's destruction.

We can't avoid every disaster; we're not immune to temptation and our sinful nature. And we, also, can't simply isolate ourselves, hoping that no one else will adversely affect our lives. So, whether or not you've caused your own pain or you're just feeling the pain because someone else did something entirely stupid in your life, it all comes down to one solid concept: It's still your life and God is still sovereign.

You either choose to live it, knowing God is in control or you choose to let the disastrous state of affairs dictate your life. I choose the first option. :)