The Bible gives us a glimpse of the God of everything. Objects such as books are pretty ordinary in our everyday living. But the Bible is alive. It contains the word of God. Words to live by, THE instructional manual. Yet, we ignore its importance in the application of our daily movements. The only real time we pick up this book is when we are in some kind of trouble when it seems like divine intervention is the only untapped source to find our solution. We think that God is the happiness dispenser, approach only when necessary.
It’s amazing how selfish and whiny we can be. We indulge in self-pity and whoa-is-me type of mentality. We forget that in these types of situations, satan is fully aware of our vulnerability and ready to pounce at the chance to sink us even further to the bottom. However, we don’t have to wallow in our sorrows and instead rise to the top. We need to look outside ourselves and into the heart of others in order to find the happiness we truly seek.
When we begin to adopt the ways of God towards others, we begin to experience true happiness. We can pull the strength from God’s love for us, the strength that only comes within his sacrifice for His only Son Jesus Christ.
We have to remember first and foremost that we are not in control of ANY situation that come our way. Instead we need to accept that God is in control. God has promised to do “good work” in us, and to complete it (Philippians 1:6). When we are stuck in the muck of the moment, we need to focus on what is above us, and keep our eyes on heaven so that we can put the things on earth in correct perspective.
We must strive to turn our own obsession into love for one another. Let us try to forget ourselves and focus on the beauty of shared life. In this day and age it is sad to see that everyone is too engrossed in themselves. We are all selfish. But we forget that there is beauty in sharing our lives not just with our immediate family but also to others whether friends or foe. There is real joy in serving others in the form of acceptance, encouragement, forgiveness and submission.
Think about someone you love. You would do anything for that person just to see them happy. If only a fraction of that is spread to others, imagine how much the world will change.
It is the responsibility of parents to teach their kids to do so. As terrible as the world is today, I still have not given up on it, no matter how small I think I am, God thinks otherwise.
Until my next rant… LOVE ONE ANOTHER!