Sunday, February 22, 2009

Questions from the Mirror

Christian, in the tough times in your life, where do you dive into God's word to find reassurance and comfort from your Father?


The Gospels...

a particular epistle?

Right now, many Christians in America are getting their first taste of just a small iota of God's discipline. We (I will admit, myself included) have squandered our blessings and gifts. God, in his infinite kindness and mercy, is using this economic downturn to strip us from some of the false idols we worship... comfort, gluttony; and move us back to the position of being a servant to others.

As to my answer to the question above, I am seeking the Lord's wisdom and love in the book of Jeremiah. Seeing the discipline given to God's People back then and knowing that He will be there to support me at any time, if I keep turned towards him, has been a great comfort. Knowing that there is nothing outside of His control helps banish those fears and anxieties that relying on my abilities instead of relying on His tends to bring.

My prayer for you is that you heed God's word in these times, draw closer to Him and be ready to explain to others the reason for our joy when it seems like the world is falling apart around us.

This world is not our home, we have a better one waiting for us, hold fast to that Promise. Let us finish our jobs as ambassadors well, being guided by the Holy Spirit as we are conformed to the image of Christ, so that the Glory and Love of God is proclaimed to all.


Kat said...

Eric, my personal favorite is Romans - but this post reminds me that, in this day and time, Jeremiah fits perfectly. I see that I'm going to have to delve into the Weeping Prophet too this year.

Thanks much for the thought - and I don't know if you're aware of him, but Man of the West has an excellent blog I think you'd enjoy:

Man of the West said...

I googled to see if anyone new was linking to me, and found that I had been recommended! Thanks so much!