Bench Press a Buick? 10/25/15
Psalm 37:21-25 (KJV)
21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.
22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.
25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
I AROSE this morning, (AGAIN, PTL for arising!), a BLESSED man!!
We are STILL in Foley, AL. And hope/plan/PRAY to spend a couple more nights on the beach.
We have been truly BLESSED by the hospitality and kindness of Pastors Paul and Carolyn Wilde and the congregation of NEW LIFE IN CHRIST CHURCH!!!!
Oftentimes, I find it incredulous that others think I am not nor have been BLESSED of the Lord!?
Having been labeled by the ATLANTA JOURNAL and others as the "modern day Job," some think I have a right to feel sorry for myself and spend my remaining days in mourning and complaint.
In TRUTH, however, my life has been no harder than ANY of yours!!!
IF you are a Christian, then YOU too well understand Jesus Words:
John 16:33 (KJV)
33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
WE all experience TRIBULATION-AMEN!!??
MAJOR tribulation is when it occurs to ourselves, MINOR tribulation is when someone else goes through the fire.
1 Corinthians 3:13 (KJV)
13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
THE FIRE SHALL TRY EVERY MAN'S WORK OF WHAT SORT IT IS!"
As I type these words, my thoughts and PRAYERS turn toward YOU!!
Some of YOU reading this today are struggling with disease and illness, others are racked with debilitating grief, depression, sorrow, and/or pain, some of YOU are struggling financially-the list is endless-of THIS world's fire.
WE are NOT "OF" this world:
John 15:18-21 (KJV)
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.
TODAY, "think it NOT strange concerning the fiery trial which IS to TRY you!!!!!"
1 Peter 4:12 (KJV)
12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
1 Peter 4:13 (KJV)
13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
Some wise sage once said:
WHAT DON'T KILL YOU MAKES YOU STRONGER!"
Another wise sage retorted:
And yes, if that is true I should be able to bench press a Buick!"
TODAY, can YOU bench press a Buick!!??
James 1:2 (KJV)
2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
James 1:3 (KJV)
3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
HAVE A BLESS DAY TODAY!
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