Sunday, April 28, 2013

We Have Every Reason to Rejoice!

Prayer (Photo credit: Chris Yarzab)

Worship the Lord with reverence
And rejoice with trembling.

Psalm 2:11

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

         Do the matters of this world seem to get in your way to worship sometimes?   

       It can seem like we are under a continual assault of woes and hurts, but we are also the recipients of many blessings.  I'm not sure why we so often focus on the negatives of life.  Perhaps we take the positives too much for granted and see the negatives as the forces that rule our lives.  And sadly they frequently do.

       I know it's easy for me to say to you to just let go of the hurt.  Then I look at myself dwelling on mine.  It can be a mess!   But if I stub my toe and curse my misfortune, I need to remember those who have lost limbs or loved ones.    For every problem I have, there is someone else with a bigger problem.  I need to rejoice in the blessings I have received.

      The troubles we are facing now are just temporary nuisances.  They are the little things that can be taken care of by a big God.  

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”

Hebrews 12:28-29

New International Version (NIV)

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1 comment:

  1. I see where you are going Lee, but when these "Negative Little Hurts" continue year after year, there is only so much positive thoughts and hope one can muster .

    Enjoy your Sunday and may it be peaceful.


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