Thursday, April 3, 2014

Thank God for my troubles

Believe it or not, the day will come when you'll look back on this seemingly messed up situation and thank
God that it actually happen to you!

Most negative situations that we encounter during the course of our lives, we automatically feel as if God should have intervened and vindicated us from those challenges. In fact it would appear as if he'd left us to be devoured by our enemies. The truth is, because we didn't know the plans of God concerning us at those stages of our lives we erroneously and prematurely judge God foolishly. This explains why we are commanded to give thanks in all things (good and bad); for this is God's will for us in Christ Jesus” 1 Thessalonians 5:18. As a reminder, the will of God does not mean that things will always run smoothly or have a happy ending. Instead, the will of God is just that, his will being fulfilled however he chooses it to be.

Hear the words of wisdom today! Your current non pleasing, disappointing matter has been allowed by God to help and condition you mentally for the wonderful things that's about to unfold in your life.

I speak from a position of experience and life experiences has consistently demonstrated to me that in order to decipher, recognize and appreciate good, it is a must for us to encounter the opposite of good which is BAD!

The bottom line my friend; your seemingly bad experiences are indicators that good is ahead awaiting your arrival, however there is always a conditioning or renewing of the mind prior to arriving at your destiny. The reality is your current way of thinking and handling of matters now are also clear indicators that you're not ready to embrace what's ahead. Just like any good company, it is their desire to train you for the position that they’re positioning you for.

Again! These bad or displeasing occurrences from a spiritual perspective are stepping stones to "BETTER" that's awaiting the completion of your life's lessons. Please, be patient and allow God to be God! 

Written By: Kevin L A Ewing

Sorry! But accepting Jesus Christ will "NOT"give you a better quality of life

Becoming a Christian will never ever give you a better quality of life. Yes, you read correctly. Instead, it will always be the application of the Word of God that will ultimately improve and advance your quality of life.
Many folks who accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior will quickly discover that what was promised to them by their religious leaders did not pan out exactly the way their leaders made it out to be.
In fact, as it relates to the quality of their lives, things have apparently gotten worse, in spite of Jesus being Lord of their lives.
The reason for this is simple, and that is they were taught wrong. And as a result, disappointment, confusion and giving up on Jesus became the order of the day.
Making Christ your Lord and Savior reconciles your relationship with God and secures you a seat in Heaven when you die. Unfortunately, this act alone will do absolutely nothing for you regarding your quality of life while on Earth.
More than likely if you depend on this act alone to produce favor, healing, defeating of your enemies and the like, then you are in for a massive disappointment, confusion and just plain giving up on Jesus Christ altogether.
Your quality of life, my friend, regarding being debt free, being healed, having a successful marriage, and whatever else constitutes a better quality of life, will hinge on the application of His Word.
Just like you. I rehearsed the religious jargon that they told me such as, “Call on Jesus and everything will be all right.”; “What God has for me is for me”; “No weapon formed against me shall prosper”; “God will give me double for my troubles,” and of course the list goes on.
The problem with the above statements were, no one bothered to inform me that I would have to apply the Word of God for the above phrases to manifest in my life.
For example, I was told that I was the head and not the tail, above only and not beneath. I’m blessed going out and coming in, however, my quality of life was not reflecting these statements even though Christ was my Savior.
Amazingly, as I began to study the Word for myself in an attempt to ascertain what was wrong. I discovered that to be the head and not the tail, above only and not beneath, blessed going out and coming in, I had to obey and live by the principles, laws, protocols, and commandments to qualify for this better quality of life.
“And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come upon thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.
And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail, and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearkens unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them.” (Deut. 28:1-2,13.)
The emphasis is on the word “of God. If you study this chapter carefully, Moses wasn't talking to sinners or those that were alienated from God. In fact, he was speaking to the children of Israel who already had God as their Lord and leader. However, it was made clear to them that their quality of life will not change because he is their God. Instead, the quality of their lives will be a direct reflection of their obedience and application of his Word.
My words of wisdom are simply this: stop allowing these charlatans to replace the word of God with money, miracle cloths, oils and the like. The above teaching has made it abundantly clear that with obedience and application of God’s Word the quality of your life will improve and advance.
Sorry, no $1,000 seed offering will work here.

Written By: Kevin L A Ewing