Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Cross We Bear and How To Handle It

The last few weeks have been filled with gladness, sorrow, tragedy, triumph, spirituality and happiness. A roller coaster of a ride for Faithful Family!

It's easy to lose sight of important things in life when you surround yourself with a busy lifestyle...play dates, sports, work, meetings, internet; but when something happens that throws us out of our normal routine, it puts all that secular business on hold. You are forced to reevaluate what it truly means to let God be in control.

Even those who do not allow Jesus into their lives have this happen at times. In my observation, this is one way our Heavenly Father gives them an opportunity to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior...but they must be willing to surrender themselves to His unconditional love. Sometimes that is the hardest part for people. God only gives us what He knows we can handle. We have all told ourselves at some time or another, "I just can't take any more." But if we just look at each moment as a gaining of wisdom, we can start to see the big picture.

No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. 
God is faithful, and He will not let you be tested beyond 
your strength, but with the testing He will also provide the 
way out so that you may be able to endure it. ~ 1 Corinthians 10:13

I saw this next excerpt and wanted to share it as it relates to what I am trying to remember myself. I hope it touches you as it touches me. Maybe God is talking to you through my writing? I will leave you today with a dialog all of us could have with God. Make it a faithful day and give your worries and stress to God!!!

Me: God, can I ask You a question?
God: Sure
Me: Promise You won't get mad
God: I promise
Me: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today?
God: What do u mean?
Me: Well, I woke up late
God: Yes
Me: My car took forever to start
God: Okay
Me: at lunch they made my sandwich wrong & I had to wait
God: Hmmmmm
Me: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call
God: All right
Me: And on top of it all off, when I got home ~I just want to soak my feet in my new foot massager & relax. BUT it wouldn't work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did You do that?

God: Let me see, the death angel was at your bed this morning & I had to send one
of My Angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that
Me (humbled): OH
GOD: I didn't let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road.
Me: (ashamed)
God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick & I didn't want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn't afford to miss work.
Me (embarrassed):Okay
God: Your phone went dead bcuz the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call, I didn't even let you talk to them so you would be covered.
Me (softly): I see God
God: Oh and that foot massager, it had a short that would knock out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn't think you wanted to be in the dark.
Me: I'm Sorry God

God: Don't be sorry, just learn to Trust Me.... in All things , the Good & the bad.
Me: I will trust You.
God: And don't doubt that My plan for your day is Always Better than your plan.
Me: I won't God. And let me just tell you God, Thank You for Everything today.
God: You're welcome child. It was just another day being your God and I Love looking after My Children...

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