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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Pain

As a child of God you will suffer one way or another. Some people have chronic pain. God knows what you are going though. Sometimes we ask Him why me? His answer is why not. Just because you belong to God doesn't mean your life is going to all be good. Actually you find it is a lot harder life as you have an enemy that tries to keep you away from doing what the Lord wants for you to do.

If you are in chronic pain think about the pain that Jesus went through to set you free and to be able to be with God. This might ease your pain.

There is someone who may be in more pain then you are. If you know this person pray for that person.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Spiritual Slumber Or Being Lazy

Today, as I was reading my personal devotional, the theme was about sleeping. The writer of the the devotional book I use is talking about us being ready when Jesus returns.

In one of her examples of being ready and not sleeping our time away or being lazy is found in Mark 13:35-37 "Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at at the cockgrowing, or in the moring: lest he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch." (Are lives are to be right with God at all times.)* My words.

One other theme that the author had was the difference of spiritual slummer and just being lazy. Proverbs 24:30-34 "I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; and lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction. Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: so shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man."

The thought here is that our spititual life be right with God and we do not sleep on the job when we need to be wide awake and be ready for our Lord's return.