Sunday, November 22, 2015

What kind of attitude should we believers have ..when things suddenly go south as they sometimes do?

Keep a light touch regarding the blessings, your personally property, and the fishing tools etc... that you have. So much I have ain't really mine. Much here.. is on loan for me to enjoy and use to glorify the Lord. We are blessed to enjoy, to thank God for.. and to become a blessing with.  

Give thanks in all circumstances, believer, cuz God will work it for good. Cultivate an attitude of gratitude.. yes, having a light grasp on stuff--it's better on all involved. Remember that Romans 8 is still in the Book. Go prayerfully meditate in and upon the whole chapter and book. 

Why get overly hung-up on anything down here. I've received far more good ..so many good things than I actually deserve, and I really don't need super long depression-sessions to bog me down on my way home. Too many friends around me are still lost. Seriously, they need to hear the Gospel.  

God molds each of us by allowing certain circumstances into our lives. Not all are fun. I submit to Him so that He might work in and through me.. His eternal purposes. I thank You, God, in all ..not for all the disappointments and losses that I have experienced.

Paul says, "The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us" (Romans 8:18).

"For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory" (2 Corinthians 4:17).

God's work in your life may be shocking, disillusioning, upsetting or painful right now, but He's aiming at the eternal goal. He wants to perfect and bring you into a more abundant glorious entrance into His kingdom.

Maybe He has to deprive you now of something that you've demanded or wanted.. or feel is so very imperative.. radically important to you. But He opts to  overlook your request, your temporary ease and blessings for your eternal interest and blessing. He wants us all to develop godly character and trust Him-ward.

He has such wonderful things prepared, and He's trying to lead us toward them. If only we would learn to flow with the Spirit and be thankful in all things, because we belong to God. If we live this way we'll never be disappointed.

Accepting God's will for your life is kinda like that little boy who carefully worked hard and built a model sailing ship he delighted in. 

He O so carefully glued into place all the masts, riggings, and sails. Really got into it! After months of labor he took it down to the pond and gently laid it on the water.

Then proudly, he watched as constant the winds filled the sails and the little boat sailed gracefully across the pond.

But then.. midway across that l'il lake a strong gust of wind came down..wooosch!.. and blew it over. Totally knocked the sailboat upside down ..and then it sank before his tear filled eyes.

The little boy felt so bad for a moment... then looked up, popped up to his feet, and said, "Wow!" And as he quickly ran over the grassy slope towards his father, he yelled, "What a great wind for flying a kite!"

A video posted by Kurt von Schleicher (@kurtwvs) on

A death of a so called vision sometimes precedes another living vision aka goal.. yes, and a resurrected vision beats a dead one. Cuz it show the world a God who can do that. Ever have something fall through or die before your eyes? Don't forget to look up.

When God stops you on one venture, be open to what He may have in mind. Don't sit down and cry non-stop being depressed for life. He's still in control.

He has something else for you to do. Look up, pray, and look for it! For Him and His plan.

God often has to deal with us kind of severely sometimes.. in ways unexpected, because we're grasping on too tight, or made a good thing an idol.. not being open, or hearing, or even listening to Him. Ever made one of His blessing to you.. into an idol? Many have before.

We easily get into boring ruts with our self-ordered lives and never stop to inquire or look for what God wants us to do or have.

"I'm at a good job, getting seniority, and doing fine. This is terrific!" One day you go to work and the foreman says, "Here's your termination notice." Now it's, "Lord! What are You doing to me? This is terrible!" But God has a better job for you, and you weren't even looking for it. Now you are! God couldn't bring you to the better position until He upset the old conditions. Now you're suddenly open and listening to what God has to say to you. 

The Father delights in giving good things to His children, just as an earthly father loves to give some wonderful gifts to his child.

That boy got over it.. he was out flying his kite with joy. And the kite was so high up that it had disappeared out of sight into the clouds. He knew he was right where he needed to be. Fulfilled too.

A man came by and asked, "What are you doing, son, holding on to that string?" The boy answered, "My boat sadly sank but I've now got a kite up there. Can't think of anything better."

The man looked up and said, "I don't see it." The boy replied, "Well, I know it's there because I can feel the tug." #IcanFeelTheTug  facebook.com/shareJesus
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