Good Morning Faithful Readers,
Friday, you may have gotten several strange emails from me. I apologize profusely. Apparently my host server had an issue. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. I appreciate your support and for allowing me to be part of your morning routine. Below is my post from Friday, ironically titled, “Stuff Happens.” God has a sense of humor.
Let me tell you a secret: “Stuff happens. Stuff happens to Christians.” We have a very real, very mean foe. His job description is to kill, steal and destroy. But that is not the end of the story. It’s not even the highlight. The beginning of the story, the end of the story and the headline is this: “Jesus came so that we can have an abundant life!”
Habakkuk, an Old Testament prophet, lived when Babylonia was the power in charge. He was distressed by their excessive violence and cruelty. He questioned God’s approach to justice. Why are you silent, he inquired of the Lord.
But after a dialogue with God, Habakkuk came to a conclusion we must all eventually come to. No matter how bad things get, no matter what the enemy throws at me, I will rejoice and be glad because the Lord God is my Savior. I will rest assured greater is He that is in me than He who’s in the world. I will stand strong. My valley dwelling days are but for a moment. God is elevating me to the mountaintop and is keeping me safe.
Take heart my friends. Like Habakkuk, we live in times filled with violence and cruelty. We are asking where is God? He is right where you are, living within you. Rejoice. Be glad. Because the savior of the world lives within you and has commissioned you to change the world. He will keep you safe as you go and do damage to the kingdom of darkness, as you expand the Kingdom of Light.
“I will still be joyful and glad, because the Lord God is my savior. The Sovereign Lord gives me strength. He makes me sure-footed as a deer and keeps me safe on the mountains.”
Habakkuk 3:18-19 GNTD