Coming out of a tumble kind of feeling, this morning, like we always do, and Satan was in a mood to trouble me!!! Job 1:6-10, ["...6Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. 7And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. 8And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? 9Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? 10Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land..."] And the disconcerting thought is that if I just do like Satan say, love God for naught?? Just because God blesses us so abundantly!!! And I would think I'm a shallow person, and I would think I could love God if he did not bless me!!! I like his blessings!!! His peace!!! His provision!!! And I could think of having a trial and having my love for him tested!!! And that's why I love God so much that he take note of me, the shallowest of all persons and set me on high!!! Luke 1:52-54 ["...52He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. 53He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. 54He hath helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;..."] And this business of God is a fearful thing!!! I constanstly remind God, that I'm not here to pretend to impress God that I'm so up-right and don't say the word holy!!! I tell God you know faithless I am that even the tiniest trial set me mourning, because I simply don't have really any faith to think of!!! And that set my mind at ease, lest my God, wants to make something out of me, when I'm just a vapor the rises up in the air in the morning!!! I just happen to love God so much, because, he took a look a simple me and did not make pass through hoops for his love!!! And that has been my greatest strength, percieve a God that is not arrogant, proud or insolent: He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree!!! I can never repay my God but to give him thanks continually!!! Yes continually!!! And am appalled at him for being so patient and kind with case as such as is myself!!! Yes Sir, Mam, Thank God continually that he always respect how little we are in deed!!! May you be blessed. Amen. thbg
Hello my special friend. I see you are struggling and suffering, perhaps with a little bit of depression, especially when waking up in the mornings.
In this life all people suffer and have adversity whether they are Christian or not. There are usually three reasons why we suffer: we suffer because of what we do ourselves; we suffer because of what others do to us; we suffer because of circumstances that are beyond our control. The enemy of our souls is behind all three forms of suffering.
In the story of Job, it was Lucifer who caused the whirlwind that killed Job's children and destroyed his possessions. God gave Lucifer the power to do it, or in other words, permitted it to happen to Job. God is Sovereign, and I am in no position to be a judge. I am only to rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep. Romans 12:12.
But I can discern and act upon my discernment with love and kindness and a tenderheart for others.
Don't be so hard on yourself. let yourself off the hook today. It is plain to see that you do not love God for naught. Be encouraged!
When people are in distress, those gracious souls who are in Christ are to supply them with food and care, especially in a time of persecution, for it shows not only love to Christ, but great faith in Him, and that they we are not ashamed of Him or of our profession of Him.
I hope I have helped you in your present distress.
[quote]I just happen to love God so much, because, he took a look a simple me and did not make pass through hoops for his love!!![/quote]
Amen, my friend!
If we have this we have ALL that we need!
Praise God for his mighty blessings!
Thank you all you kind freinds for your kind words of support!!! And truly the gospel is a mystery that we really don't have to impress anyone, but to really appreciate what Jesus has done for us and to know him that he really, really is mindful of our frail nature and propensity to sin!!! I'm just glad for you all to share this moment and thank with you God for all his love for us, simple us!!!
May you be blessed. Amen.