It saddens me that I see much selfishness around me, the ME, Myself and I. The instant gratification mentality, perfecting the body image, fixated on the way people look and to get what I want at all cost, even if it affects family and friends.
We are of the flesh and sure we are going to fail, sure we are going to forget, sure we are going to make bad choices for ourselves.
Jesus in the glory and honour of God the Father and the Holy Spirit, is all knowing and all powerful. Jesus, in heaven, shares with the Father all authority, judgment, and power. All things belong to Jesus.
If one thinks they can live without Jesus, they are kidding themselves. They are not living their life to the fullest, because man’s power is so limited compared to God’s power. So if you live by your own power……………………. never pray, never seek out Jesus, then you are silently, telling Jesus you don’t need Him, you can do well without Him. So His hand has been lifted off you and then you are on your own.
Well Oh Boy! Oh Boy! Have I seen God’s hand been lifted? YES!!!!!!! Since I am in public service, I have seen thousands and thousands of students and families go through terrible situations, not because God caused them, but because of their choices, because they were working by their own power and so why should God interfere with that? Has God not given us a free will???????
It is only when you humble yourself before God that He will stop and listen and lift His hand off you and then bless you and work with you. The hand that radiates love, the hand that giveth, the hand that blesses and makes miracles happen.
Jesus never promised that this life would be void of troubles and tribulations but, He promised that if we follow Him He will keep His promises to help and guide us and lead us to our final resting place with Him in heaven.
I believe God wants us to exercise restraint, to go without, to sacrifice for the common good. To give to others and share, to give of oneself unconditionally is what God is looking for. God doesn’t expect us to perfect this because He knows we never will, but to try, fail and get back up and try again and to ask Jesus to help us on our way.
You might think this is a little cheesey but it’s true, this is just one of the many times God has been at work in my life. Just the other day, I was at a busy, open air market and I had a chat with the stall holder, finalised my purchases, I got distracted and left my wallet on her large counter.
I was only about 20 metres away when a voice in my head told me to check my bag, a few steps later again the voice told me to check my bag and so I did. Well! My wallet was not there, was it??????? So, I quickly ran back to the stall , but I couldn’t see it, I asked the stall holder if she had seen my wallet, she said no, as I was speaking, another customer interjected and pointed out where my wallet was. Luckily, I went back in good time, I believe that if I had let 5 more minutes pass, my wallet would not have been there, thanks to the warning. So, I believe God put it in my head to help me.
Another time, I was hit on the rear of my car by a truck, and I was in shock, a complete stranger came to me and asked me if she could help. She made all the phone calls, took photos and because the car was unroadworthy the stranger drove me home. I could have been hurt badly but I wasn’t, I could have been left there to fend for myself but I wasn’t and to finish the story, my insurance completed all my claims with cash refund within a week. I have many more stories but I would need to write a book.
But God in our lives is at work moment by moment if we let Him. I ask Him to and I pray everyday to Him, after all this is the reason for my blog, to bring others to God the Father, The Son and Holy Spirit.
So stay in God’s radar and receive His mighty blessings and power because He is at work day by day and moment by moment.