So it seems to take me about a year to write a blog, ha.
Hopefully, that will change from this point on!
So I just got back from a run, and well got a chance to think
freely and meditate on some words a friend wrote on facebook, it
went something like this:
successes and failures in life are temporary. Don’t think of every
failure as a loss. If we succeeded in everything we pursued, how
would we ever grow to be something greater? You must look a little
deeper to realize what you’ve gained when you feel you’ve lost it
all. It is in the times of desperation and despair that we find
ourselves again and realize our dire need of Him.
When I read this it put something in
me. I mean, a seed that will not go with out bearing fruit. The
point that I am wanting to share and make is this, that as I've
been going and going about life. I have come to one conclusion-
We need God!
That's really all there is to say
about that. God is so so merciful that He would allow us to go
through trials and tribulations, run into walls, etc. For us to
realize that we need Him. With out Him, we are nothing. What I mean
when I say that we need Him, is to be in love with Him, not only
because He commands it, but because He knows - loving Him-
wholeheartedly is the very best thing we could do in all of life.
Loving God, is different from just knowing Him, because when you
love Him, then you can actually be known by Him. That's a different
Tonight, as I was running. I saw two
things about my heart- the first is, the weakness of it, in my
desire for Him. As the great writer of old, C.S. Lewis puts it,
"Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak." And two-
how if I'm not careful, if we're not careful, with our desires in
our hearts, we can go astray so that our focus is not on Him,
as our first love
. But in His mercy -- He draws us and He woos us in, back to
The most important thing we need to
do is - to love Him with all we have - heart, mind, soul &
strength. Not just get through life - and be moral, be a good
servant/good Christian, but to be empowered to truly love Him and
to truly be loved by Him. That is what marked David's life, and one
of the reason's why he was called, "A man after God's own heart."
God will always be there to carry us through, by faith in His Son
and by the Grace that has already been given to those that believe
in Christ and Him crucified. We ought to have this mindset, that my
life is no longer my own, but Christ's.
Really-- what are my light
afflictions compared to the very weight of glory that awaits
“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an
eternal glory that far outweighs them all” 2 Corinthians 4:17,
Yeah, I also learned another thing
that may be old knowledge per say- but truly what we think on or
what we let our thoughts be, on a constant basis is what we will
end up living out in the end. If thoughts of self piety, and defeat
or even the "I am the victim" type of thought pattern- then that is
what we will live out. Instead, we ought to have thoughts of
victory and of a blessed mindset. This way, as a child of God and
of His Kingdom- we will see that, God is in control - He holds it
all together and will certainly perfect His work in us. Faith will
again fill our hearts, so that they would not be troubled anymore -
but be full of peace and we would enjoy Him forever!!
Grace and peace to ya!