Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday and welcome today, to Moments Spent with God…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I pray that you’re having a nice day and that you will experience a true and loving connection with God, as you walk throughout your day!
Today, I thought we’d do something a little different. In fact, I thought you just might want to join me, for a game of checkers. On this game board, we will have our regular red and black checker pieces; but the red checker pieces will resemble the goodness of God, while the black checker pieces will resemble evil.
Now, we will be moving the red checker pieces of course and our goal is to get across to the other side of the board, without being taken off the board by evil. As we make our first move, we are being very cautious, as to where evil is lurking around us. We know that we have to keep pressing on; but at the same time, we need God to show us the way to the other side of the board. As we carefully study each move, we listen for God, as we long for Him to help us through the obstacles that evil has set out before us. As we go from making one move to another, our faith is rising up within us…with a feeling; that we will truly make it.
As we continue to press on, evil gets in our way and attempts to take us off the board; but then God lifts us up and over the evil that attempted to trap us. At a time, when evil thought it would take control; God has now removed it from the board and has once more made a way for us to continue on.
As we move closer and closer to our destination; God is continually giving us the strength and wisdom, to overcome each evil obstacle that gets in our way. Then a time comes, when one of our pieces reaches the other side of the board and God takes what evil plotted against us, to crown each effort with success.
One thing I’m learning more and more in life is this…we can pray and ask God for His help; but we also need to put forth some kind of effort…effort that can eventually be crowned by God with success. If we are only talking and praying; but never striving to move forward in life; then how do we ever expect God to bless us and do great and mighty things within our lives?
You know…we all have our weaknesses and problems; but we are never going to come out of those moments, by just sitting and complaining. In fact, when we sit and complain; we are not only drawn into our problems; but we are also allowing ourselves to come down to Satan’s level, rather than rising up to God’s level.
Today, I pray that we all will continue to find the strength to press on…no matter what is standing before us! I truly believe that when we are willing to press on…trusting God all the way…a time will come, when we will reach our destination with God, where He will truly crown each effort made with success.
Blessing on your day!
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