Sunday, January 13, 2013

PEOPLE -- IS GOD'S BUSINESS. FAITH IS OURS.





Today, January 13, Sunday, is a wonderfully sunny day over here.

One time not so long ago, we three friends were walking down the mall and one friend remarked.... 'haaayyy di na maubus ang mga tao sa daan..' (endless stream of people). The other looked askew at her but in jest said... 'pag walang tao sa mundo, wala nang trabaho si God' (literally translated, 'without people God won't have a job'). Well, that somehow managed to calm down the irritation of the other because they were now good-naturedly laughing their hearts out.

But she's right... people is God's business. The caring, comforting, consoling, guiding, guarding, forgiving, saving, providing, healing, managing, the coaxing and the reprimand, and the loving --- that is God's job description. And HE loves HIS job because HE's got lots of love to give. And anyone who does that kind of job must be very much in love indeed. HE is LOVE.

So why still do we worry and fret about what's next, what more to accomplish, difficulties to overcome, and about tomorrows? Simple. That's who we are.... 'O ye of little faith'. You and I, them, and plenty of others more.... we can't help but worry. We do that repeatedly over things we don't understand and even on those that we do. And God -- that's something we don't always understand. Right?

We worry in small measure or big, in the silence of our hearts or openly with our hearts splattered all over the place, alone or in the company of fellow-worry warts, in weakness, and sometimes even in strength.

Whenever the day makes me worry, (oh yes, there's plenty in the day and in life to worry about, we all know that don't we? we do that everyday every chance we get)...... I run to these .... Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd... Psalm 91: The Lord is my refuge... But essentially to this    JEREMIAH 29:11 ...

"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me in earnest, you will find me when you seek me. I WILL BE FOUND BY YOU," says the Lord.
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If there be contradictions to life vs. His word, that is NOT His fault. It's us --ourselves- who create or form our lives by our thoughts, words, and deeds.. good and bad. Know it or not but we receive or block blessings by the strength or lack of FAITH. It's all there --- the spiritual power is ours... the blessings are all there ready for our taking... 'the yoke is easy and the burden is light'. That is His promise. Why is it so hard to believe that?!

FAITH. Learn it... unlearn that which destroys it... relearn to remember it. That, incidentally, is our job description. Let's try to do our job well day by day.

Hope you're all having a pleasant and blessed weekend.
God bless you all!

10 comments:

  1. I've just read a book on Evolution of Gods. I can't agree more. If you want, I can share the link of my review with you.

    Happy New Year.
    www.anucreations.blogspot.in

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    1. Hi, Anupama! So nice to see you and WELCOME to the blog. That seems like an interesting book. Have been to your blog and left message there too.

      Happy New Year! Blessings to you and your loved ones.

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  2. "If you look for me in earnest, you will find me when you seek me. I WILL BE FOUND BY YOU," says the Lord." The crucial and operative word is 'in earnest' in total faith with no trace of doubt and in a spirit of complete surrender that our well being is safe in His hands.
    Well written.

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    1. Faith is the key to all blessings. And yet faith is not that easy. It goes against the grain of human nature. Someone once said that the greatest battles fought are those in the battle of faith.

      Thank you for coming by, KP. Always pleased to see you and your comments. God bless you and your loved ones.

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  3. Ellen,

    Only God knows what is best for us and we surely need to have faith in God at all times.

    Take care

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    1. Well said, Jack. Only God knows and all that He asks of us is to have faith in Him.

      Take care too. God bless you and everyone in your home.

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  4. What a great post for this new year! So often we worry and take up cares that God never wanted us to take on in the first place. My new year's resolution is to let God have His way. ***smile***

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    1. We share the same resolution, Deb ... 'let God have this way'. Leap of faith. And enjoy what God gives us .... the gift of each day and of life.

      Happy New Year, dear friend.
      Blessings to you and yours for always.

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  5. blessings....
    simple
    profound
    and true.


    stay blessed
    peace.
    Rhapsody
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    1. Have been to your blog, Rhapsody. Inspiring lines you have written there.

      Take care please; wish you all the best in life. God bless you and your family.

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