FRET NOT THYSELF


Life sends trials and tribulations to everyone.  There are few constants in life, but handling trials and tribulations is a constant in everyone’s life. It does not matter your financial status, ethnicity, or where you live.. life will provide you with some hard times we call lemons, and good times when we make lemonade. Coping with life requires your having a solid foundation in spirituality. The God source that arms you with the "know how"  of how to work through trials. That source also fortifies your spirit to aid you in blocking demonic forces.

There is a song called "On Christ the solid Rock I stand.." the first stanza goes like this, “My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly trust in Jesus Name.”  Why is the blood so important? The Bible regards blood as the symbol and source of life, it has the power to redeem us, cleanse, protect and sanctify us. It has power to bring us peace while overcoming the enemy.

Hebrews 9:12 King James Version (KJV)

Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood He entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

Our debt has been paid in full. What we must do to collect our reward is easy. Accept Jesus Christ as Lord and live according to His Word. Know that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Light, and honor HIM.  When you examine your journey and reflect on events that pushed you to develop and nourish your faith, reality says that "It was God who brought you thus far, and GOD who will never leave you.”


COMMUNING WITH GOD


There is a peace that surrounds you when you have a conversation with God. When you begin each new day with prayer and scripture, you open your spirit to receive word from God throughout the day. When you talk with God first thing each morning, there is a sweetness that enters your spirit and prepares you for what you may face the rest of the day.

As the weather heats up, and life’s events push folk to the edge of their good nerve, you need God to keep you centered.  Being centered means you have honored God through prayer as you nurture your spirit. You invite God into your heart to walk with you each day. The sweetness and benefit of morning prayer surrounds you with positive energy, covering you with the blood of Jesus. In that center, you are encircled by Gods protective arms. That is your shield against the darkness of the world.

What better place to be than in God’s care! Listen for God’s voice throughout the day. He will guide you, give you strength as He orders your steps. He does not guarantee that the day will be trouble free, He guarantees that you are never alone.


DISAPPOINTMENT


When we are disappointed with life, we tend to go on the defensive. Many will place blame on something or someone, some will lash out at others. We go through a period of reflection, believing that we are being punished. God does not punish us by hurting us. He corrects us in a loving, Fatherly manner.

When you are faced with disappointment, step away from the situation and ask God to guide and strengthen you. Looking at your situation from the outside gives you time to gain a different perspective. You realize that it is not something that cannot be dealt with, and you seek God for help.

God is always available and willing to help. He will comfort you as He orders your steps toward resolution. As God guides you to victory, He will inspire you to keep going and not give up. You will pass another test in life, and have a testimony to share with others about the goodness of God.