18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Ro 1:18-21
The Lord Is that He Is, and we (the created) are His children. The Lord God’s Truth is evident to all creation, and those who find it will enjoy life.
A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9
As a child of the Most High God, be mindful that you only control your heart; the way of things are not by your hands or the hands of any man, for why would honor be given for finding something that was not lost?
24 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, And He who formed you from the womb: “I am the LORD, who makes all things,
Who stretches out the heavens all alone,
Who spreads abroad the earth by Myself;
25 Who frustrates the signs of the babblers,
And drives diviners mad;
Who turns wise men backward,
And makes their knowledge foolishness;
26 Who confirms the word of His servant,
And performs the counsel of His messengers;
Who says to Jerusalem, ‘You shall be inhabited,’
To the cities of Judah, ‘You shall be built,’ And I will raise up her waste places;
27 Who says to the deep, ‘Be dry!
And I will dry up your rivers’;
28 Who says of Cyrus, ‘He is My shepherd,
And he shall perform all My pleasure,
Saying to Jerusalem, “You shall be built,”
And to the temple, “Your foundation shall be laid.”’ Isaiah 44:24-28
IN IT TO WIN IT:
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. 1 Corinthians 9:24
What is before you, is before all. The race is to the finish line and it is not for the weak nor foolish who fall away, but for those who have a spirit of endurance and are not shy to proclaim that they are in it to accomplish it purpose. Beloved understand that life happens to all, and time evolves for everyone, but to those who grasp the purpose of life, they will bask in the fullness of pleasure; may it be abundance or lack has no bearing on living.
Nothing is better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and that his soul should enjoy good in his labor. This also, I saw, was from the hand of God. Ecclesiastes 2:24
Life given may be squandered on the rich that has no purpose or values, or enjoyed to the fullness of days by one looked upon as having but a little. No matter, it is how the race is run, not how you cross the finish line, for once crossed, it is over and it will be forgotten even by the first that crossed the end of it.
….take time here to absorb what I just said….
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2
HERE’S THE NUGGET: You are in control of your destiny and how you live your days. Eat, drink and be full of joy, for it is a fool who waits for perfection, as it will never come-And to those who squander the gifts given this day, they may never see the beginning of another.
Until next time,
Today, evaluate your way and make sound adjustments.