Monday, July 3, 2017
Hi! I chose this picture because it depicts a crazy ,wild scene and instructs us not to give up! This is a picture of our world, that seems to be out of control, with no clear direction or purpose. If we chose to put all the broken flower parts into a pile we could make them whole. We could place the leaves decoratively around the flowers and then this wouldn't look so precarious.
It's the same with our lives. God has a plan, and its a plan to prosper us, and not to harm us. Too often I have thought that God's way may cause me some pain, which might be true, but after the pain comes growth and a deeper peace. Why do we ever think that His plan would be anything but good?
We have fallen into the lies of the enemy, and this world that try to tell us our flesh should rule and we should do what we want. This is the direct path to hell, and its devilish plans. Time and time again, we see lives that have been stolen away by the enemy who doesn't want good, peace or joy to be our portion. He figures if he has to suffer we should too. Don't buy into that!
Christ Jesus, the Savior and lover of our souls has conquered every lie, sin and untruth for our good. I don't want to fall into believing anything that won't be helpful and will bring disruption, fear, or torment! My son Rudy once drank a gatorade in the refrigerator that I thought I had clearly labeled, colon cleanse. He thought it was regular gatorade, and drank it down with no problem. His lack of care caused much discomfort later on. Using more restraint and care before we do, or say anything will in the end make for happy results later on. God never gives up on us, so we shouldn't give up on ourselves. He knows the beginning from the end, and how to get us there! Praise God!