Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Oct. 4, 2005

How often do you see the good in the situations you find yourself in? I mean, even when your world seems to rapidly be falling apart. Not just when you have a flat, or are late for work. How about when the bill collectors are calling you, when the kids are battling sickness, or you lose your job? It's easy to find yourself praising and thanking God when all is well. It's quite another to do so when all is falling apart.

I was reading in my trek through Deuteronomy today, in the eighth chapter, when God told the Israelites that He was bringing them into a good land, a land with brooks of water, and fountains that sprang from both the valleys and the hills. What an amazing picture of our walk with Christ! While we haven't entered into a physical land as Israel did, we certainly live in spiritual "land". Our relationship with Christ is marked by the mountaintops and valleys of life. Both the high points and low points. But the blessing is that there is water flowing. "Out of your belly shall flow rivers of living water". The Holy Spirit is our Helper, as Jesus said, and He longs to help us and comfort us , no matter how grave or how good the situation. Not only that, but the passage in Deuteronomy eight further mentions the other blessings awaiting them- wheat, barley, vines, pomegranates, olive oil, etc.- there was fruitfulness in the land. So it is here. No matter the circumstance you find yourself in, realize, God wants that to be a fruitful place. Bear fruit were you're at. Remember, friends, "in all things give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you" (1 Thess. 5:18).

1 comment:

Kev said...

Hi there,
I was blogging around and I found your blog. Pretty interesting...
If you have a minute, you could visit my hamptons bed and breakfast site. It's worth a look!
Thanks and keep blogging, Joanna.