Thursday, 2 August 2012

Today Reminder - 02 August 2012 (Bridges)

My prayer for you for today is that you will love with a free heart and live with passion, in Jesus name.

1 John 3:11-13
This is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another. We must not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and killed his brother. And why did he kill him? Because Cain had been doing what was evil, and his brother had been doing what was righteous. So don't be surprised, dear brothers and sisters, if the world hates you.

Bridges - So don't be surprised, dear brothers and sisters, if the world hates you. How are you today? Are you troubled, are you alone, are you facing difficult situations or are there difficult decisions you have to make? What is it that keeps awake or keeps you from happiness? Each day each one of us goes through a number of moments and in each moment we either have joy or we are frustrated or irritated or angry or sad. With every situation our patience is tested and we are pushed to our limits until we reach our breaking point. Where are you right now?

My dear friend in Jesus Christ, don’t be surprised if this world hates you. Some days these are the words I have in my head when I am just overwhelmed by the struggles that we have to face in this world, and believe me it feels as if it is just us when we are caught up in these issues.  It sometimes feels as if the world keeps on turning but where I am standing at that moment time slowed down. My dear friend, it is in these moments we feel the most alone that God is the most present. It is in these moments that we should humbly fall on our knees and once more declare our dependence on God. It is in these moments that we are defined and where our reflection must be His reflection.

I do not know where you are right now, but what I do know is where God is. He is right there waiting for you to call out to Him and to place your worries in His hands. We are all destined for a life free from this world but to get there we must cross many bridges and each bridge are different to the one before, but on each bridge God can be your railing  that keeps you from falling off and keeps you heading towards solid ground. 

So put on your walking shoes of faith and take your walking stick of the Word of God and put on your walking clothes of His great love and take a hat of determination, because we have some bridges to cross today.

Have an awesome day crossing bridges, dear friend of Jesus