Updated: Jul 13
Welcome friends to another week as we continue looking for his return. I hope you have had a good week. As I walked around my neighborhood this morning, I thought about where I live. I live in a state where the American flag flies high and people are friendly for the most part. A number of people I have spoken with told me they love God, too. It is also evident some enjoy parades, cowboys, rodeos, picnics, horses, and county fairs. In fact, there was a group of tractors in the Frontier Days parade, in which one said, “Praise the Lord.” Some neighbors (from my experience) are friendly and patriotic. Air Force Jets, Army helicopters and Air Force Hercules C-130s (My absolute favorite aircraft. I spent many hours in these.) fly over our homes and businesses. If you drive about an hour or so, mountains and hills stand tall. It is normal to see wild rabbits in our yards, horse trailers traveling down the street and cattle grazing in the city. What a wonderful sight! So, where am I going with this? God is loving, merciful and kind. He wanted me to live in Wyoming, though I couldn’t see it at the time. That said, he takes great care to place us where he wants us to live. Why? He wants us to find him if we have not already. Acts 17:26-29 says the following:
26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; 27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: 28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Acts-17-26_17-29/
We are his children. It does not matter how old we are or mistakes we’ve made. He wants the best for us. He wants us to trust him for everything. Sometimes that is so hard. In my view, at times, I may not see a way out of a situation or I want it solved yesterday. However, God has already worked out the problem. I had to be patient, still and wait for him. He never told us our lives would be free of pain or suffering, and we would be rich after becoming Christians. Just the opposite is true. We do have pain; our hearts get broken by friends, co-workers, or family members. Sometimes pets pass away. However, God is always there. His mercy does not stop. I have certainly seen that this week as I have had some very troubling personal issues that rocked my world. Through God’s love, mercy and grace, I am surviving those issues as I know he will never give up on me. God will work these things out in his time.
Ephesians 2:4-7 says,
4. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5. Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6. And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 7. That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Ephesians-Chapter-2
We are so blessed and may not realize it. He gives us love, mercy, grace (lots of it), and forgiveness. God did not say he was going to provide us with everything we want, as some might think. He provides the needs, which are mercy, grace and love. I can tell you, I never felt loved as a child or an adult. Through his mercy, I am very blessed God did not call me home early in my life (I had several close calls.) Through his love, I was given time to repent (change my mind). As a result of his grace and love, my life turned around. Thank you for visiting. I hope you have a very blessed rest of your week.