Sunday, 7 April 2013

Today Reminder - 08 April 2013 (Mara)

A reminder for today
I went away full, but the LORD has brought me home empty. Why call me Naomi when the LORD has caused me to suffer and the Almighty has sent such tragedy upon me?" (Ruth 1:21)

Where do you find yourself today on your journey? How are you, my dear friend? Do you feel that life as dealt you a poor hand and that things are not as you expected them to be? 

We can so easily be influenced by circumstances and we can so easily feel bitter, because life is not what we want it to be or expected it to be. We see here in the life of Naomi that life for her is not so great. She started off well but lost both her husband and her two sons. Her bitterness drove her to change her name from Naomi (pleasant) to Mara (bitter).

Are you turning into Mara? 

My dear friend, not all storms are easy to survive through. In some we escape loss and in other we have to deal with disaster. But most important is our attitude towards God and God’s place in our own pain. Do we reject God for the result of pain, or do we accept it and openly welcome His peace and love in leading us safely away from hurt to His path of hope and purpose. Do you look for someone of something to blame or do we stand up out of the mud and reach out for His hand and continue to walk. Sometimes pain sticks and hinders our walk, but God will show you His plan and help you to heal and put you back on your journey. Finally God will bring you to a place where you will soar once more as you are released from pain to place where you will shine for His glory and truly show His greatness in victory and in defeat. My dear friend, we are not made to fall and stay down, we are made to fall, learn, grow, stand up, continue, live, overcome and fly on wings of eagles high above the reach of the enemy and finally away from pain to an eternity of peace, love and happiness. Do join me today as we lay our burdens in the hands of our Lord and saviour and stand up once more to face a new day no matter how difficult and no matter how hard. Put a smile on your face, Jesus in your heart and listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit and let us fly high above the world in the hands of our Lord.

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus.