Saturday, August 8, 2009

In the Valley

Wow, what a day. Today has been one of those days that I just wish I could have stayed in bed. I am definately in a valley right now. But, that is okay, because I know that the same God who is high on the mountain is still with me in the valley. You know, I was thinking, the times I have felt God closest to me is during hard times in my life. Sometimes I see people who seem to never go through anything, and I wonder, why them, they must be so much closer to God, they are really blessed. But then again, if we are always up on the mountain, and we never "need" God, it seems possible that we would not be as close to him, that we would not learn how to trust him.

I probably shouldn't post this here, and I won't name any names or organizations, but recently I had to change church's. A particular leader in my old church is standing up and saying in front of the whole church that "many people have left the church and regret it now, because they are having things come against them, such as sickness, and job loss". I don't know who reads my blog, but I don't want to have to be afraid that if I mention something less then perfect going on in my life, then someone will use it to prove I am out of God's will because I chose not to stay at a certain church. I believe these things are hurtful to a lot of people. Jesus commanded us to LOVE one another, not constantly judge what someone else is doing.

1 Corinthians 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels and have not
charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all
mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so
that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am
13:3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I
give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me

I have a hard time understanding why something that should be so easy for Christians to do is just so hard, and that is simply to love one another.

Let me say this, if that person or anyone who has heard this being said is reading my blog, I just want to point out, the worst trial in my life (the loss of my children) happened to me while I attending church there. While I was attending church there I was very ill and close to death.

I'm in no way blaming the church, the point I am trying to make is that bad things happen all the time. Bad things are happening right now to people who are sitting right there in church with you. I know that God is with me now, just as he was with me in Tampa, when I lost two babies. I trust in God and in his son Jesus Christ, I know I have a comforter, The Holy Ghost. He is with me always, no matter what church I attend. I know everything that happens is God's will , and I also know that things will get better, not in my time or your time, but in God's time. I know God will bless me and my children, how do I know this, it has been promised to me, I am a child of God, I know this, I may not be perfect, but I know one who is, and I know he loves and forgives me.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh
unto the Father, but by me.
John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father
may be glorified in the Son
14:14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it
14:15 If ye love me , keep my commandment
14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that
he may abide with you forever

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