Saturday, April 26, 2014
God in the Good AND Bad times
So I'm at the library, obviously they have much better Wi-Fi than we have satellite and I hoped it would enable me to be able to load all our pictures and clean up my blog some:) It did! WOOHOO!
So now let me blog about somthings that have been on my mind......
As you can imagine I get a lot of blogs and Facebook pages sent my way. So many people caught in life altering situations. Some have cancer, a disability, disease, accidents etc....they all are sad. I feel bad for anyone who is facing anything like that or who has a love one who is.
But I see things, I can't help but see things. There are people who have no regard for God at all until they face a tragedy. Then they are crying out to Him for help. They may not change their lifestyle or ask him to be the Savior of their life, but they want help from Him right then! God can use circumstances in a person's life to remind them of their need for Him (I'm NOT saying God puts things on people but life happens......)
We get calls all the time, the church line rings in our home. It's always someone asking if we (the church) pays for electric bills, water bills etc.... I always tell people that we do help out members of our congregation and that they should ask their church for help. Some say that they don't go to church, some get angry.... NONE have every said they've asked their church and been told no. Why? Because there are people who want things from God ( or God's people) but they don't want to have to give anything, they don't want to give their lives to God, they don't' want to participate within a body of believers, they want to take but not to give anything.
Ok by now you've decided I'm a hard hearted women, I've been called worse..... You are wondering about my Christianity.
The bible teaches us throughout the Old and New Testament to take care of the poor and needy, the REAL poor and needy. It also tells us if a man won't work, he should not eat. It talks against laziness all throughout scripture. Yes, anyone could have a tragedy and need help, I'm all for raising money for a situation like that. I LOVE to give towards good and worthy things.
It seems so much like people want to seek God's hand, what He will give them rather than to seek His face.
I don't want to be like that. I want to follow God no matter what comes my way. I want to serve Him in the GOOD times, then I know He'll be there in the Bad times. I'm not perfect for anyone who thinks I think that! But I knew who God was BEFORE tragedies hit my life, it makes life much easier! I'm not saying God won't hear someone during their hard times if they aren't serving God before that time, but it is so much easier to walk through life, with God.
Let me encourage you to draw close to God today, don't put it off until a tragedy strikes or a need arises.