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