Sunday, October 4, 2009

Word For Today

The Word for Today with Bob Gass

He has made everything appropriate in its time…
Ecclesiastes 3:11 NAS

One preacher said, "Friends, if I were God, your body would always be 18, you could eat anything, and maintain perfect weight; your middle-aged wife would have the face and figure of an angel; your mid-life husband, thick hair and washboard abs; your youngsters as intelligent as Einstein; your teens cooperative, logical and consistent. Temperatures would be 22 always; snow would be warm, melting overnight; and there'd be no nasty people. Alas, I'm not God!"

So we age, gain weight, struggle raising kids, shiver in winter, sweat in summer, and put up with difficult people. Welcome to the roller-coaster ride of life! It's neither punishment, nor proof you're fatally flawed; nor is it heaven or hell selecting you for 'special' persecution, nor evidence you aren't truly saved. No, it's just life in the real world! Jesus said, "On earth you will have many trials… (John 16:33 NLT). As in the physical universe, there's an underlying 'law of wave mechanics.' In accord with it, our energy, emotions and creativity ebb and flow consistently. Sometimes we're on top of the mountain, other times the mountain is on top of us. But whether at peak or trough, God's law of wave mechanics functions - for our benefit. "There is… a time to weep (trough), and a time to laugh (peak); a time to mourn (trough), and a time to dance (peak)" (Ecclesiastes 3:1&4 NAS). While it's more fun to laugh than weep, 'He has made everything appropriate in its time.'

Relax. God, who is Alpha and Omega, determines the seasons of your life. Whichever one you're in, the Word for you today is: "My grace is sufficient for you… (2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJV).


17 comments:

Sarah Dawn said...

And you sweet friend are a true treasure.

Hugs for your day,
Sarah Dawn

Daphine said...

Great post! Thanks for the words!

Love your new blog layout! I haven't been on for a while and so I noticed it right away. Love it!

Oh Sew Good said...

Honestly, some of the things we concern ourselves with ought not to be of any concern and the things we don't concern ourselves with need to be.

Pilar said...

Great post! A blessing!

Have a great Sunday

T. Anne said...

That was so wonderful! His Grace is always sufficient isn't it? Sure can't wait till this rides even out a bit...

Saleslady371 said...

I like his train of thought, and yes...God's grace is sufficient to face this day! Love you!

Eileen said...

While I have gone 'in and out' of blogging, I always enjoy coming to your blog. I have prayed and opened up a blog, though nothing's really there yet. I believe doing some memes will really help in finding other christians, as well as encouraging and being encouraged. This is a really good post and so true!

Rebecca. Harlan, IN said...

This thought (God's grace is sufficient for me) is comfort when life isn't comfortable! Thanks for forwarding this "sermonette".

I know you life isn't easy, Denise. May God's sufficient grace sustain YOU today, Denise.

Peggy said...

Blessings Denise...GREAT WORD for today! Relaxing & resting in the LORD, hoping, praying & believing in His perfect time, will and grace that is sufficient for our day! Smiles :) and big hugs...Peggy

Mary said...

Hi Denise,
Dropped by to say "hello". I like your pumpkin coloured blog.
I find your post encouraging again. Sometimes I find, even during one day, myself in a trough and a few hours later I am at the peak of the mountain.
Thank you for reminding us.
Mary

MyJourneyBack said...

Great words. But I have to say I miss your Sunday Church reports. Your lovely words and praise always brighten my Sunday.
Have a Blessed Week,
Sherry

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis,
Thanks for praying along with me, You are an awesome prayer warrior and my precious precious Friend.
Hey you think if I ask the Lord he can make me a lil taller lol.

Luv Ya Lorie

Hi! I'm Grace said...

2 Corinthians 12:9 I always love this verse. I love this post, Denise. :)

Alleluiabelle said...

Dear Sweet One,

'He has made everything appropriate in its time.'Relax. God, who is Alpha and Omega, determines the seasons of your life. Whichever one you're in, the Word for you today is: "My grace is sufficient for you…

YES, YES, YES His Grace is sufficient for me. I'm relaxing and resting in that and I continue to as He has been pouring His Grace all over Ron & I despite us being in the trough for a while, but through His Grace even though we are in the trough, it feels like I'm at the peak during such times too and it's all because of Him, His Grace, His Goodness, His Mercy, His Love, His EVERYTHING.

Thank you for filling my heart even more today. This is a very powerful post for me sweet and precious friend.

Yes, you certainly are an ABSOLUTE TREASURE to me too!

Love you so much,
Alleluiabelle

Samantha said...

Great word for today, thank you for sharing dear Denise.

Serendipity said...

Great post! Thanks, Denise! Have a blessed week ahead!

Laureen said...

Thanks for sharing this powerful post.