Thursday, March 08, 2007

What on Earth are you doing for Heaven’s sake?

Psalm 34:19 (New Living Translation)

The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time.

***Each day we awake to a new beginning; when my eyes open I give God thanks for a new day. In addition, I ask God to order my steps, because I want to be in His perfect will. All of us should thank Him each day, even if things aren’t going well. If we are able to see, walk, talk, smell or hear we got so much to be thankful for. The reason we break down to a low place when difficult times arrive is we don’t fellowship with God enough when things are going well.

***I want to show you a powerful witness during a real bad time for a little lady…

2 Kings 5 (New Living Translation)

1. The king of Aram had great admiration for Naaman, the commander of his army, because through him the Lord had given Aram great victories. But though Naaman was a mighty warrior, he suffered from leprosy.
2. At this time Aramean raiders had invaded the land of Israel, and among their captives was a young girl who had been given to Naaman’s wife as a maid.
3. One day the girl said to her mistress, “I wish my master would go to see the prophet in Samaria. He would heal him of his leprosy.”

***Ok, take a look at this! Naaman was a mighty warrior, but he was very sick; leprosy for Naaman during his time is like AIDS today. Now get this! They took this young girl from her family, and landed her in a foreign land. Loneliness possibly occupied her thoughts, maybe she often wondered if she would ever see her relatives again. She had ever right to be angry; she could have been bitter, but she chose the greater good. God sometimes allow us to arrive in some difficult situations, not only to show us that He is in control, but to use us to reach those who are lost.

***The God on the inside of this young girl, which was in her heart, showed up on the outside…

Luke 6:45 (New Living Translation)

A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.

***The heart is where our God desire to reside. If He is in our hearts, we can make a great difference for the kingdom. The young girl informed Naaman’s wife about a man (Elisha), who knew how to get in contact with The Creator (God), who can fix any problem. Remember, the next time you see someone in need, it doesn’t matter what has happened between the two of you, aim for the greater good. This may take some time, but we should always allow room for God to work in us, and through us. Man gives each other a second chance, but God gives us another, and another, and another…

Blesings to all,
CJ

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