NOVEMBER 25, 2021
KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:
Psalm 119:71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:
Driving in most cities today takes a lot more concentration than in the past. This is due to several things. One, there are more drivers on the road today. If you go into any good-sized city around noon, you will know exactly what I mean. There are hundreds of people trying to get somewhere in a hurry. Two, I am getting older. My reflexes are not as quick as they use to be, and my patience seems to have shortened at times as well. Third, according to most drivers, everyone else on the road is stupid, except for them. So, with hundreds of people driving on the same roads and many with short tempers, what keeps traffic moving? It is the traffic laws. These laws tell us when and how long to wait at a light and who goes first at a four-way stop. There are hundreds of laws written which we are supposed to know. Surprisingly, we seem to know most of them.
How did we get so smart? Was it by sitting down and memorizing all those laws? Well for some maybe, but most of us learned them by seeing that these laws made sense. We see reminder signs along the roads. We have found how these laws work together for all of us. A special person with flashing lights on top of their car taught some of the laws to us. If this happened to you, I bet you drove away thinking, “Oh boy, I learned another lesson!” Yeah right. You were most likely upset you were caught, just like everyone else. However, as we get older, most of us realize, even the laws we do not like have purpose.
The same is true in life. When God allows things into our life that hurt, it never seems fair. However, God teaches us something with every situation in life. Sometimes He is simply saying, “Trust Me.”
CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:
With every trial in life, there is a lesson to be learned or a character to be developed. As God molds us into whom He needs us to be, we must accept that He is doing this for His good first and for ours also. He made all the statues or rules so we could all get where we are going in life safely and according to His plan. The question here might be where are you going? God will get you there if you let Him lead.
GOD TALKING TO ME: NOVEMBER 25, 2021
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Ezekiel 29, 30 / Psalm 119:65-80 / Proverbs 25 / Colossians 3, 4
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Ezekiel 24-27 / James 4
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