Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. ~MARTIN LUTHER KING
We live in a cynical world. It’s easy to assume that everyone has an ulterior motive because negative sells. While the truth comes on a bamboo raft. When I chose to believe and follow Christ, I thought I’d just go and find out more about this man who lived in Israel two thousand years ago. If I don’t like it, I can always leave. That was 28 years ago. I found life.
Daily renewing my mind with these truths is a lifelong task of every believer: You are LOVED unconditionally, you BELONG because you have been redeemed, that you’re CHERISHED and LIKED as a friend by this Jesus of Nazareth. They are enough to give you strength to go on. To grow intelligently, emotionally and spiritually. To become more human. And here’s a biggy: there is no better school than adversity. Therefore, I will always seek the seed of triumph in every adversarial encounters.
Og Mandino writes: All things in life are not only constant state of change but they are the cause of constant and infinite change in each other.
Paul writes, “I planted the seed, Apolos waters it, but God made it grow…” Twelve words that changed my perspective. I’m God’s business, not anyone human beings. I saw that God used insecure flying monkeys to take me to another level.
Saint Paul likens our life with God as athletes. In the Greek Olympic games, the runner wins the race by keeping the torch … the flame burning until he reaches the finish line. It’s not about who wins first it’s about keeping the word alive, the love of GOD burning in your heart until you reach the finish.
Racing horses wear blinkers, also known as blinders. They keep the horse from looking to the rear or the sides. Blinders keep them focused on ahead when racing round the recourse. They just look ahead and follow the leading of the jockey. The rider sometime takes you climbing a mountain that your fear of falling down to your death can choke the life out of you. And you wonder, “God, do you really care for me?”
He does care!