SUNDAY REFLECTIONS

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We all have special days in our lives, like birthdays and anniversaries.  These days are lovingly placed upon our busy calendars and looked forward to with hope and joy. 

There are other days that matter too: first days of a new job, first day in a new year of school, first day of chemo, last day of radiation, last day before retirement, graduation day and the list goes on.  With GOD all our days matter, each and every one, because once the day is gone, those 24 hours are gone forever.

PSALM 90: 12  “SO TEACH US TO NUMBER OUR DAYS THAT WE GAIN A HEART OF WISDOM.”

Within each day, there is wisdom to be found from GOD.  But how can we learn anything about this wonderful wisdom unless we open our Bible?  Open it not just on Sunday, but on every day of the week……those days that matter.

There are other days that matter too………I am talking about those hard days, those days where we don’t know which way to turn or what to do because the world has chewed us up and spit us out.  I am talking about those very…….hard……..days.

ISAIAH 30: 20  “ALTHOUGH THE LORD GIVES YOU THE BREAD OF ADVERSITY AND THE WATER OF AFFLICTION, YOUR TEACHERS WILL BE HIDDEN NO MORE; WITH YOUR OWN EYES YOU WILL SEE THEM.”

The LORD gives us those days of adversity to do something within us, to refine our character in the midst of trying times and to draw us near to HIM because it is the only way we will see.

We tend to be stubborn people, wanting our own ways.  But the days that matter are those that bring true adversity.  There are days that cut and run deep into your soul, they break you in a way you never thought possible.  And when there is nothing left inside………GOD fills you with HIS light, love and life.  When we don’t know which way to go, HE is there for us to guide us into HIS amazing truth. 

HARD DAYS MATTER THE MOST BECAUSE OF GOD DRAWING YOU NEAR.

WE all love those wonderful happy days, days we remember, but there are those days we actually want to forget.  But GOD wants us not to.  Those hard days of adversity build us into the people GOD wants us to be.  As hard as it is, let’s be thankful for the testing of our faith, because it produces in us perseverance……..a perseverance to see us through until GOD takes us home.

JAMES 1: 4  “LET PERSEVERANCE FINISH ITS WORK SO THAT YOU MAY BE MATURE AND COMPLETE, NOT LACKING ANYTHING.”

The strength of our character will be evident depending on how we react under pressure.  And enduring under trials develop us into complete human beings, experienced and well developed.  GOD teaches us in adversity and we see growth in our faith.  So hard days matter because then we fall on our knees and ask the LORD to be with us in all ways.

The more we doubt, the more we see.  The more we fail, the more we triumph.  Be patient in all those hard days, because GOD never leaves us alone in them.  We can have hard days, and profit from them.  So learn from the days of hard adversity……..they are there for a reason and those days matter too.

ISAIAH 30: 21  “WHETHER YOU TURN TO THE RIGHT OR TO THE LEFT, YOUR EARS WILL HEAR A VOICE BEHIND YOU, SAYING,”THIS IS THE WAY; WALK IN IT.”

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6 thoughts on “SUNDAY REFLECTIONS

  1. Oh, I love this one, Maxine! God loves us that much that He designs and walks us through hard times.
    And this: “how can we learn anything about this wonderful wisdom unless we open our Bible?” Yes, yes, yes!

    I spoke this morning with my friend who lost her granddaughter in that accident. Wow, how God is working! She told me some of the thoughts and prayers her daughter had (so amazing). I commented about what an example she was being for her children, and for her husband, and how this whole thing must be affecting the husband/wife relationship. And she shared how God was working so mightily in the husband, and how THAT was rippling through to the men in his circle.
    I love God!

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    1. Oh Kathy…….my heart breaks so for your friend! Would you please tell her, I will pray for HIS peace and provision to press mightily upon her?! I have a friend here (we do Bible study together who lost her disabled son in a horrible car crash.) All we can do is listen, listen, love love them much……

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      1. Agreed – and speak only the words God gives us. I will pass along your prayers, and thank you so much. I must tell you what an encouragement this woman and her family are, how they are being obedient to God through this trial.

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