When Christ, [who is] our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. (Colossians 3:4)Our Lord, Jesus Christ, who is the Lamb of God and our Bridegroom shall return! Our true life is hidden in Him and when He appears in clouds of glory, then shall our own true lives be made apparent in Him. His life of obedience is ours (cf. Romans 5:19 and Hebrews 5:8). His death and suffering is ours. So too is His resurrection to new life. And even so, His revelation in robes of splendour at the final day shall be shared with every one of His saints. So put to death the earthly things until His coming and you shall be crowned in His glory.
Exodus 3:7 tells us God heard the cries of His people. He knew they were suffering in exile. Yet their promised deliverance lingered, and because days stretched into weeks and weeks into months and months into years, they began to wonder if God had forgotten them.
Have you ever caught yourself wondering the same thing? Maybe you have obeyed Him and followed Him faithfully, but now you are standing at a crossroads of hope and doubt.
Choose to hope in the Lord. He has not forgotten you. He has heard your cry, and He is working behind the scenes to deliver you. Timing is everything with God. He knows when you are in the right position to move on to the next step. You can be sure of this: He won’t be late; He will be right on time!
Moses had almost forgotten what it was like to hear the distressing cries of God’s people. He had been banished to the wilderness, but not to be punished. Instead, he was being trained for a greater purpose.
In the beginning, Moses thought he had to take matters into his own hands. He ended up killing an Egyptian, which was not a part of God’s plan. After this incident, the Lord drew him aside for 40 years — silencing his heart and tempering Moses so he would be willing to follow the Lord perfectly.
If you feel as though you have been set aside by the Lord, know that you are not being punished. You are being readied for the next step. Make sure your obedience is unconditional and your willingness to follow the Lord is sincere.
“How are you?” “BUSY.” It’s become the standard answer to the question. Ah, yes. We’re busy. We’re all so very busy. We have so much going on. Things are CRAZY. I’m not doubting that life tends to get hectic. Jobs and kids and pets and Instagram accounts. Yard work and work outs. Parents get medical […] check it out
True change comes from above
This is a true story about how to recover and thrive when life throws you a curveball.
Your life can change in a single heartbeat – for better or for worse.
I know because it happened to me.
I was a successful doctor, married with four children. I lived in the perfect home, in the perfect neighborhood. I thought I had it all. Then, one day, my life turned completely upside down.
A handful of years ago, on a snowy winter’s day, there was a frantic pounding on the door. When I answered, I saw my neighbor from across the street. He grabbed my baby from my arms, scooped up my four-year-old son and shouted, “Get out! Get out now!”
I threw on my coat, grabbed my handbag and followed him, not knowing why.
Once outside, I could see that the house next to mine was burning to the ground (I would later learn that my girlfriend had died in the fire).
My house was on fire too.
I stood on the sidewalk as the snow fell and watched my home burn to the ground. It felt like everything I’d ever worked for was disappearing before my eyes. My life changed forever that day.
Aside from material possessions, the fire took away a lot of what I knew. We moved five times with four young kids to try and find a rental home. Some friends were never to be seen again. Our savings diminished. For seven years we battled insurance claims. Then, in 2008, the stock market crashed. What little we had left was wiped out.
I slowly set about rebuilding my life. Just when I was starting to feel confident again, my husband was diagnosed with cancer.
By that point, I thought I knew my limit or breaking point. However, I reminded myself that, we do not grow stronger unless we have to. Think about your own life for a moment and you will see that is true. When we reach our limit, we have two options. We can either break or bend.
I was thankful that I still had a choice.
Restoring order and success to my life became my mission. I achieved all of my goals. I kept myself strong and healthy, found enjoyment in my work, wrote a book, coped with my husband’s cancer, raised my four amazing kids, and settled a landmark case with insurance companies.
In the end, I realized I had cobbled together a set of fantastic resources to help myself function better than ever. I wondered how many people were out there, just like me, who would benefit from the knowledge! Lets’ face it – we all need a lot of things in life in order to feel and be strong, successful and at peace.
Everyday one dies, survives, schemes or get’s good breaks, each day has its own reward.
What is important in life ?
just one day…
Greed and selfishness is a dead end, my opinion is that giving leads to receiving – everything comes with a price. Courage begins with our availability, so go give the world your best.
We living in a world full of mediocrity, compromise, post modernism thus the dark days – so who do you give your loyalty too, hope you contribute to the good and positive side of things.
I quote “You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.” – Alvin Toffler
True giving promotes:
To be continued …