Bible Verse for the Day | Hebrews 11:1 & Matthew 28:20b
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
"…and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen."
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Friday to you all! Well…this ends another week, which is hard to believe. I don't know about you; but each day and every week seems to be speeding by. I know that I'm a busy woman; but lately it seems like it's been more than just being busy. If you want my opinion…it almost feels as though the sand in the hourglass is moving a lot quicker these days.
You know…as I've been sitting here with you today, I've been thinking on how some of us must be very anxious to leave this world behind and enter a place called heaven. I can see why we would; because heaven is a place where we will no longer feel brokenness, pain…or any other thing that Satan may attempt to afflict us with…and this is truly something to look forward to; but at the same time, why does it take heaven alone, for us to feel better and more at peace, when the same God in heaven…is the same God that is available to us right now? Yes…heaven will definitely keep us eternally separated from these painful moments we are experiencing; but can't we experience that same power here on earth, until we reach that perfect place called heaven? We need to ask ourselves this question… "Could I be relying more on heaven than the powerful God that resides in heaven?
I remember a time in the past, when I would cry out to God, while facing some very desperate moments in my life…and I would actually beg God over and over again to bring me home with Him. Later, I came to see two things. First, I was actually seeing heaven at that time, as the only place where I could be made completely whole…and second, I felt that heaven would be the best way to escape what was hurting me at the moment. Over time, I came to see that I had placed my trust in heaven, rather than God. I guess that the reason why I had reacted to my problems in this way, was because I had hurt so much over my lifetime; that I just couldn't face one more thing…or even deal with one more thing. I think that sometimes, we don't always realize that when we react to a problem in this way; that we are limiting God, as to what He could do for us at this very moment. Yes…we long so much for heaven…to meet Jesus and live eternally free from the pain and heartache that Satan afflicts us with; but we must remember that Jesus is already with us…and will always be with us to the very end. When we can allow ourselves to awaken to the thought that He can help and sustain us now; then I believe that this is when we will come to truly see that hope remains alive.
You know…the troubles we're facing in this world right now, can make us believe that life may become so bad…to the place where we just may not make it; but people, we already have the cure. There is no need to panic or attempt to escape these times; for the One that we will one day meet, is the One who is with us now…and He will be there to help us through these times, until the very end…so take hold of Him and let Him be the God that He so longs to be within your life right now.
Well…it's been another great week of visits! I sure hope that your heart has been blessed, as mine has. No matter what you're facing at this time…please always know that there is One who is greater than these times you're walking through…and that He will ALWAYS be there to help and sustain you, until the very end.
Have a great weekend…and ALWAYS know that you are never alone; for I am praying for you…and through those prayers, I KNOW that God is with you! Take good care…and please come back again on Monday and join me for another great God inspired visit! Many blessings on your day!
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