Monday, 16 September 2019

PERSISTENCE AND DETERMINATION


“Yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God.” (Eccl. 8:12b)

That you fear God does not mean you will not face trials and temptations.

That is an indisputable fact of life. However, it does not mean that because you are presently experiencing fleeting negative circumstances, things will not be well with you.

Be rest assured that your present condition is not the end of the story.

The assurance of your wellbeing has been assured in Eccl. 8:12b. Whatsoever you do not like in your life, reject. And whatsoever is missing, which your desire, call it into being by decrees.

Let me briefly narrate again Job’s story that you know so well. Job had seven sons, three daughters, seven thousand sheep, five hundred oxen, three thousand camels, and five hundred she-assess.

In his time, he was acclaimed the greatest of all men in the East.

In Job 3:3-13, Job cursed the day he was conceived and born, and the circumstances that kept him alive until the day of his affliction.

We should not do any such things, but this is graphically illustrating the travails of a ‘big’ man who fell with a bang, from somebody to nobody, from grace to grass.

Delving further into the story of Job, one realizes that, at a point, Job shifted from complaining to praying.

Most likely, he realized that complaining only compounds and makes problems worse rather than solve them.

Words of Wisdom: Spiritual perception is the ability to understand in the senses what one knows outside the senses.

Prayer/Confession: Lord Jesus, give me strength to push forward even in my night seasons! Amen!

Further Reading: Job 1: 1-3, Proverbs 24:16
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