Hello Dear Readers! Welcome to another awesome week!
This week started on a sad note after hearing about the death of Dr Myles Munroe and his wife, Ruth. I pray that God shall comfort his entire family and congregation in Jesus' name. But I'm comforted by the words of scripture in Isa 57:1 which says: "Good people pass away; the godly often die before their time. But no one seems to care or wonder why. No one seems to understand that God is protecting them from the evil to come" and 1Thess 4 (Please, take time to read the whole chapter 4 of 1 Thessalonians).
Here goes the Post for this week.
Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, “I find no pleasure in them.” Ecclesiastes 12:1
Look carefully at the above Bible scripture, the book of Ecclesiastes was written by King Solomon under the inspiration of God. King Solomon was renowned for his wisdom and wealth; however, in the later years of his life, he accumulated many wives and wandered from God’s ways.
King Solomon described the emptiness of life without God in the book of Ecclesiastes. You can create time to study the book of Ecclesiastes, I have studied it and I learnt so much from the book.
The crux of the post for this week is the latter part of Ecclesiastes 12:1b, the Bible did not say that, “Remember your Creator just in case the days of trouble come.” It says TROUBLE will COME. It comes to everyone sooner or later.
God wants us to always prepare for the time that trouble or hard times come. The book of Proverbs 21:31 says that “The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but victory is of the Lord”.
God told us in the book of Isaiah 43:2 that, when you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers of difficulty, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.
God is reminding you that, no matter the challenges that you experience on earth, He is ready to help you to overcome it.
- In the Bible, a man named Daniel experienced troubles, however, he overcame the trouble as he refused to sin against God. Daniel proposed in His heart that he will not sin against God (Daniel 1:8). He refused to eat the King’s delicacies as the food had been sacrificed to idols. Daniel could have been scared that the King would punish him. However, Daniel, with his friends (Shedrach, Meschach and Abenego) made the decision not to sin against God. This also suggests that, Daniel and his friends knew what God expects His followers to do, and they also knew God’s Word.
- Joseph was another man that refused to sin against God despite the forceful nature of the troubles that he experienced (Genesis 39). His master’s wife kept pushing Joseph to sleep with her. Joseph challenged the trouble, and he evaluated the situation, and he concluded that he would not sin against God.
When trouble comes:A) Propose in your heart not to sin against God.
B) Ask God to help you to stand by Him as you cannot stand by yourself.
C) Have good friends around you, just like Daniel had his friends.
D) Take time to read what God’s Word says about the trouble.
E) Talk to God about it.
Myss Lafunky has also experienced troubles since the day I became matured in Christ. What has helped me thus far is reminding myself of what God says concerning the trouble, listening quietly and waiting for God to speak to me about the steps to take, and talking to God about the trouble.
Are you reading this post and you feel a little bit down about your relationship with your spouse and God? Think carefully and remember the good days that you had, what made the relationship very good? How can you ensure that when trouble comes, you will ensure that the trouble does not divide your relationship with your spouse, and your relationship with God?
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Enjoy your week.
- Myss Lafunky
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