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SEEING THE BIG PICTURE

Posted by admin May - 18 - 2011 - Wednesday

Something to think about— whether you have a personal relationship with Jesus or not!:

Sometimes God permits things, other times He actually plans them. Either way, He’s got a definite plan in mind.

In the midst of unspeakable heartache, Job said, “He performs the thing that is appointed for me.” (Job 23:14) When you realize that God has “appointed” something for you, it changes how you see it.

It’s like flying. On the ground your view is limited, but 10,000 feet up everything looks different. Now you’re seeing what God sees: “the BIG PICTURE!”

The Bible says that after Job came through his trials he was blessed with twice as much as he had before (see Job 42:10). Does that mean if you lose a $50,000-a-year job you’ll get back a $100,00-a-year job? Or that your checkbook will always balance? Or your car will never break down? Or your health will never fail? No! Sometimes God rewards our faith with things we can’t measure in monetary value— like relationships, joy, character, peace you didn’t have before, a fresh sense of purpose, protection from danger, favor with others, clearer understanding, more compassion and intimacy with Him. What value would you place on those?!!

Let’s get practical a minute… cuz the Bible is always applicable to our life situation or circumstance. Here are 3 things you need to keep in mind at all times:
1- God wants you to trust Him in all things— whatever you are going through (see Psalm 138:8).
2- When it’s your responsibility, God expects you to fulfill it (see Ecc. 9:10).
3- In order to bless you, He will sometimes move in ways that are hard to understand or explain (see Psm. 25:4). Why? So that when the answer comes there’ll be NO doubt about
Who gets the credit!

Proverbs 3:5, 6 is one of my main life passages. It says:
“Trust the Lord with all of your heart…
and lean not on your own understanding.
In ALL of your ways, acknowledge Him
and He will set your path straight.”

If we put Him first in our lives, His Word says He will direct us and crown our efforts with success! Are you putting Him first?! Second? Do you even know Him?? Write back and we’ll talk.

Blessings,
Lew

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