While the purpose of my blog is to keep you updated with the latest deals, that is not my purpose in life. Bargain hunting can be a lot of fun, and of course it is a great help to our finances, but snagging even the greatest of deals will never satisfy our souls. Jesus said, "I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst." John 6:35 The salvation that Christ offers is the only true way to experience joy, peace, and fulfillment. We also find in the Word of God that "man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God." Nothing that we can do, whether it be entertainment, hobbies, or even bargain hunting, will ever bring us true satisfaction. Our lives should be characterized by a steady walk with the Lord as we read His Word each day and spend time alone with Him in prayer. It is through this relationship with God that we find sustenance for our daily lives.
"Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice."
We had evangelist Morris Gleiser preach at our church Wednesday night. He preached from Philippians 4:4 a message on "Head Turning Joy". His emphasis was that no matter where you are or what circumstances you are under, others should always be able to see the joy of the Lord in your life. True joy can only come from a relationship with Jesus Christ, and knowing for sure that your sins are forgiven. If you don't have that assurance, you can read more about it here. If you do know for sure that your sins are forgiven and you're on your way to heaven, do you have "head turning joy" that points others to the Savior?
In this season of life, God is teaching me about trusting Him. He shows me in every other area of my life how much He loves me...but in this one area of struggle and trial, He is allowing the "fire" to refine me. I have learned a HUGE lesson about the power of praising Him through all things. Someone once said, "You can complain and remain or praise and be raised".ReplyDelete
So on that note, I will say PRAISE THE LORD for my struggles!