This is a Blog for those interested in following hard after His heart. Those willing to strive to live a moment by moment life as we go through the transformation process with Him. It is not an easy life but the Father expects each of us to become an offering for His pleasure. So, if this is you, then let’s journey together hand in hand. I am humbled that you have chosen to walk with me. Thanks!
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24 May, 2014
To Many People—life Is Very Hard—Philippians 4:6-7
To many people—life is very hard
(J. R. Miller, "Life's Byways and Waysides")
For the Christian,
all of life's conditions and circumstances are transformed.
Take the matter of CARE.
Every life has 'cares'. There are cares inbusiness. There are cares inhome-life.
There are cares ofpoverty—but no less has therichman
his cares. Childhoodhas its anxieties; young faces sometimes appear careworn. No
one can escape care!
To many people—life is very hard. But Christian faith transfigures care, for those who are
Christ's and have learned how to live as He teaches us to live. He tells us not
to worry about anything, because our Father is caring for us. He tells us thatlife is a school, and that all ourcaresare parts oflessonswhich He has set for us. That means that every care has
hidden in it—a secret of blessing—agift of love which
our Father has sent to us. Every time you come to a hard point in your life—an
obstacle, a difficulty, a perplexity—God is giving you a new opportunity to
grow stronger, wiser, or richer-hearted.
make life easy for our children—butGodis wiser than we are. HewantsHis children to have struggles—that they may grow strong,
holy and noble!
Thus it is thatcommon care is transfigured by the grace of
Christ! It enfolds blessings for us. It carries in its 'dreary form'secrets of
us. Even our 'drudgeries' have blessings in their wearisome routine; we get
many of our best lessons out of them.
All we need to
learn is how to meet our worries, and they are transfigured for us! Paul tells
us in a wonderful passage how to get this transformation of care: "Do not
worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with
thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God,
which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ
Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7. God's peace will then shine through alllife's frets. Thus care is transfigured, by thelove of Christ in the heart.