“There is a time for everything and a season for evert activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-2
You may have asked or may be asking yourself now, “Where is God?” especially when troubles mount or our plans go awry. God’s plans for us don’t always match the plans we make for ourselves. His will for us does not match our will. When we choose to trust God, we must also trust His timing, no matter how difficult it is for us to understand. Don’t doubt or resent God’s timing. Doing so can lead to despair, rebellion and moving forward without making Him the center of your decisions. There is never a time to doubt God’s complete love for us. Not now. Not ever.
God bless you today.
“‘Where is your faith?’ He asked His disciples.
In fear and amazement they asked one another, ‘Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him.'” Luke 8:25
Today’s forecast calls for a 70% chance of storms. In fact, for the past couple of days, this area has been under periods of heavy downpours and dangerous lightning. In my prayers this morning, I asked the Lord to provide a safe passage for me through the storms, those that are physical and also the spiritual storms I will encounter during my lifetime. I prayed for the Lord to be my Guide as I navigate through the dark, foreboding clouds, sharp flashes of lightning and deep rumbles of thunder that were to greet me during my morning commute. I shouldn’t let the storm outside distract me; my attention needs to stay firmly on the road. Just as we shouldn’t let the storms brewing inside distract us from the path in front of us. Place your faith in the Lord today. He will protect and guide you through life’s most difficult moments, whether it is from the dangers of a physical storm or the weariness and dissatisfaction of a spiritual one.
God bless you today and always.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
I write daily inspirations because the Lord put it on my heart to do so. A few people read them, but for the most part they are largely ignored. I have asked myself if it is worth my while to continue. People who surf the Internet have far more exciting headlines vying for their attentions than “Daily Inspiration”. They have gossip, local and national news, fashion, music, movies, pornography. These worldly pursuits can provide a temporary escape from one’s own troubles and conflicts. The Word doesn’t provide an escape, rather it is a guide to help one face and endure his or her troubles. In a world that celebrates instant gratification and comfort, facing troubles head on and enduring trying circumstances appears to be a weak or “sucker” response. The world screams, “Get rid of that problem, NOW!” and “The good life is money and fame. If you don’t have it, you don’t have anything!”
So, why do I continue to write something few people read and even fewer people want to read? I do it because I am led by the Spirit rather than by man. No one can deny that it feels good to be appreciated by the world. Man’s accolades can be as addictive as any drug. But being led by man’s praises can also lead one to be destroyed by them. The world is fickle and fame can be fleeting; people’s tastes and opinions change as does the direction of the wind. God’s Word is forever, stable and unchanging. Galatians 6:8 tells us, “The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction, the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). These are the attributes I attempt to convey in each post. And if just one person who reads this post also picks up his or her Bible for additional study then it is worth it.
May the Lord be with you always.