Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Little Mustard Seed Goes a Long Way

There's a saying..."Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous". It's a good one. I agree with it to an extent. Faith says, "There are no coincidences." Faith is not unique to a Christian,it's Who I put my faith in.

When someone has had a relatively easy life, it's hard to understand the concept of "My strength is made perfect in weakness". I think that's part of why Jesus said that it's hard for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. They've never had to struggle, I should say had the advantage of struggling, at least financially...yes, I said advantage. Without a struggle, without putting our faith in God Who says that all things work together for good to them that love Him and are called according to His purpose, we will not learn all we can about what He's like. He also says in His word that He will supply all of our needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. So, if I feel love for Him and know that I desire to fulfill His purpose, what?...I need to be estranged from my precious youngest daughter?! Oh, of course my first though is what I need. But the scripture says He will supply our needs. OK, so Aly, who was saved and baptized 10 years ago this Easter needs to be confronted with God's standard. IMHO, she needs this more than I need to miss her with all of my being. thanks anyway, Lord. He's big enough to take my sarcasm. Seriously, He has me distracted from this one with a few other struggles right now. He's a genius that way.

THIS is what she needs...Romans 11:30-32 from The Message - "There was a time not so long ago when you were on the outs with God. But then the Jews slammed the door on Him and things opened up for you. Now they are on the outs. But with the door held wide open for you, they have a way back in. In one way or another, God makes sure that we all experience what it means to be outside so that he can personally open the door and welcome us back in." The Door is wide open! All she needs to do is come on back in!

There are so many bad things happening to so many people right now. I think it's a set-up! Yes! God is trying to tell us how strong the walls of His Kingdom are for our weakness and our full of every good gift, every perfect gift for us it is. When it comes to our emotional needs, when we're feeling alone, rejected, when we've put our faith in a person instead of in Him, He can and will be our very best friend and first love. He's constantly trying to tell us until we believe it more and grows because we discover that He is so worthy of our trust!

So many people fear for the future for so many reasons. People say, "it's the not knowing that's hard". I disagree. We all know it's not a matter of if but when something we see as bad is going to happen to us, even that rich person Jesus talked about. So it happens, or we're disappointed. Then what? If we begin preparing today focusing on the fact that God wants to be our first, best love and that He will supply all of our needs, then no matter what happens, we know that it's something we need! Sometimes it's something some else He loves needs for eternal life; and what is the most important thing we all need? Him.

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