Tuesday, June 30, 2009

one resource to count on

Life will throw you some curve balls.  If you haven't seen them yet, you will.  

I was putting together my thoughts for a series of articles I am writing, and as I did there were some flash backs.  My mind went to some times that I remember being full of stress, anger, arguments, pain and more.  As I worked my way through a bit of that I had to think about why those situations have changed, where the stress went and how I found success.  Then it hit me.

There is one resource we can count on.  It doesn't come from the government.  It doesn't come from your parents.  You can't get it in a pay check or in winning some kind of lottery.  Success comes from God.  Plain and simple.  God is the source of what we keep us, hold us, help us, heal us and push us on.

Have you ever been in the place where you were ready to quit?  Ready to throw in the towel now?  Not sure how you are going to get through now?  It is time to wake up.

Proverbs 30:5 (nlt) --- Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection.

Test God.  Is what He says true?  Will He do what He says?  What you are going to learn, what I learned was that God is God.  That is all I need.  He is my resource and my rescue.  He is my savior and friend.

Lots of that stress was tied to money.  Some had to with relationships.  Much of the time it came through my poor choices and maybe some of the depression that I deal with.  The source and resource of those things came back to God.  God gave answers.  God gave encouragement.  He sent people.  He sent some scripture.  He really sent Himself.

The source of life.  The resource we need.  God.  Any other person or thought just doesn't fit or help or work.

I'm glad that God rescued me.  I'm so glad that He always us to offer his resources to others.  In fact, that is what Jesus came to do.  He came to give Himself away.  Changed lives happen when we allow God to be our resource to count on.

Psalms 30:11-12 (nlt) --- You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.  You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, that I might sing praises to you and not be silent.  O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever!

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