Difficult Times

James 4.jpgThere are many times in the life of a Christian that we go through difficult times, and sometimes it seems that at every corner we are being attack spiritual, and it is when we know that we are the words of James comes to my mind. James 4:8 Come near to God and he will come near to you, as well as Jeremiah 6:16 This is what the Lord says; Stand at the crossroads and look, ask for the ancient paths; and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. Instead of us running from our Lord we need to run as fast as we can towards him, to rest our tired soul. When we are feeling sad, Jesus wants us to anticipate feeling joyful again. This takes the sting out of our sorrows, because we know it is only temporary what we are going thru. Sadness tends to duplicate itself along the timeline-convincing us that we will always be unhappy. But that is a lie! Jesus is telling us to turn away from the lies we are hearing and to turn to him and more important to trust him and all that he has promised us. The truth is, all of his children have infinite joy ahead of them, reserved in heaven, guaranteed through-out eternity. No one can take this away from us, which is wonderful to know. While we are journeying towards heaven, our earthly path has many ups and downs. Through your down times are uncomfortable, they are not worthless. Pain and struggle can be highly productive when we trust Jesus in the midst of our sufferings. Our anguish is comparable to a woman enduring labor pains. Her suffering is very real, and she wonder how much longer she can bear this pain, and this is the way we truly feel at times. However, all this agony produces a wonderful result-a newborn baby. The memories of her suffering retreat to the background of her mind as she begins to focus on her child. While we labor through earthly afflictions we need to keep our eyes on the promised reward in Jesus, and the wonderful joy we do have in knowing him no matter what we are going thru.

Grace and Peace to you My Friends

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Praise And Worship #24

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Come let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.                                                                        Psalm 95:6-7

 

 

Grace and Peace to You My Friends

Eileen

Give Up And Go Forward

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Remember Lot’s wife! Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it.       Luke 17: 32-33

Knowing God and having a growing relationship with Him will often mean that there are mind-sets and habits in you that need to change. As you progress in your interactions with Him, He may often reveal certain behaviors and attitudes that no longer fit who you are and which actually hinder you from truly knowing Him. When God brings these to mind, understand that you really have only one choice, and that’s to give them up.

Perhaps you’re facing this today. The Lord has revealed what’s preventing your spiritual growth, but you fear what you’ll have to give because of the security it offers you or the pain you may experience. This is where many people get stuck and refuse to change. Sadly, they don’t experience the fullness of the Christian life, the joy and power God created them to enjoy.

It’s important to realize that through the sacrifices may be difficult, the Father truly wants what’s best for you. Don’t stagnate. Make the choice to move forward with Jesus and let Him show you all your life can be. 

Grace and Peace to You My Friends

Eileen