Saturday, 26 September 2015

Medicine often tastes bitter before better

As painful as it can sometimes feel when we chose to trust in God's word above our own desires, it's the way to a fulfilled life.

"Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path" (psalm 119 vs 105). In my time of reading this morning this verse of scripture and the one below, really resonated in my spirit as I pondered upon my own journey over the years. Of the kings in the conversation below, their ends were very different, due to their ability (or not) to hear and heed God's word for theirs, and the nation's they led, lives and well-being.

A discussion between 2 kings...

"The king of Israel answered (king) Jehoshaphat, “There is still one prophet through whom we can inquire of the Lord, but I hate him because he never prophesies anything good about me, but always bad. He is Micaiah son of Imlah.” “The king should not say such a thing,” Jehoshaphat replied."
2 Chronicles 18:7 NIV

The king of Israel was called Ahab and his end was tragic to say the least (you can read more about both kings in the book of 1 kings chapter 22 from verse 22 and 2 Chronicles chapter 18 in the Bible).
Let us allow God's word to have its perfect way as He speaks to us about and works within our lives and remember, although the medicine may not taste so good, it's worth it when the course is completed.
Make God the keyholder.


God bless you,

The Lord be with you - 'Immanuel, God with us'

Love Brother Don

1 Thessalonians 5 vs 21
'But test everything that is said. Hold onto what is good/true.'

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