Many people are feeling the devastating effects of the state of our Economy, me included. We have less money than we did in previous years, Bankruptcy and Foreclosures are at record highs, most of us are forced to live from paycheck to paycheck, and some of us in Ministry, such as me are not seeing any paychecks for a few more months and we wonder where God in all of this is. How are You (God) going to help us? Where are You, Lord in our struggles? Do you hear the cries of Your Children?
I received yet another prayer request from a dear friend in Christ yesterday stating that they have just been laid off from their job. Last week, a brother in Christ called me and let me know that he lost his job as well. The one point of solace I guess we have right now is that gas prices are continuing to fall, thank God, but most of us are failing to see relief of our other burdens anytime soon.
James 1:2-4 tells us:
2 Consider it all joy, my brothers, when you encounter various trials, 2
for you know that the testing 3 of your faith produces perseverance.
And let perseverance be perfect, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
But if any of you lacks wisdom, 4 he should ask God who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and he will be given it.
We ask God everyday for Mercy and Forgiveness and we should receive His Love in that prayer. It is NOW…when we give thanks to God in good times and in hard times…for the Refining Fire that He is sending us through will make us closer to Him.
I honestly believe, as hard as it is each day, that He WILL make a Way out of no way for ALL of us in our lives, but one thing we must remember is that we must give GOD the Praise and Glory when He brings us out of the situations we are in.
There IS a LIGHT at the end of the Tunnel and the LIGHT is our savior Jesus Christ. Christ the KING IS COMING! HE IS COMING, so let us give thanks to the Lord our God for the LIGHT of the world. Let us all be reminded of the Light of Christ and encourage one another that the KING IS COMING and HE WILL bring us to everlasting life…if we only BELIEVE and keep HIS commandments.
Keep strong brothers and sisters in Christ, keep strong. Give to those who are in need of help. Be kind with one another. Have patience with one another, because you don't know what others are going through and we MUST let that LIGHT of Christ shine through each of us to bring someone else closer to God. We are blessed to be blessings to others, so if you have the means, give to someone else who does not. Not just material means, but give CHRIST – Give the LIGHT of Christ to others. This is the GREATEST Gift we can all give to anyone.
Keep on Keepin' on ya'll and remember, THE KING IS COMING!!! Let us prepare ourselves to receive Him!
God bless you.