So, I'm sitting here trying to prepare for my Lesson on Wednesday, and It seems that every video and thing I try won't work. So, stopping for a moment to ponder this thought, "You did not send me upon the Earth To Die, There's a reason for this Pain." One of the Most Talented Musician's I have ever heard speak and sing wrote that in a Song about Ester, but also as a Metephor for his life. Like all, he was going thru a rough time and wanted to give up. His life was filled with Pain, Distress, Pressures of this world, and Attacks of Satan, our arch enemy. He was literally thinking about Suicide. Was he saved? Yes. Did he love God? Yes..
And as he was crying out for Some Salvation, God answered him and he wrote one of the Best Albums in my collection. And the thought that comes to me tonight is "There is a Reason for this pain." God didn't send us upon the earth just to die, but to fullfill his purpose and will for OUR Lives. And as we pursue this Will & Purpose, Satan will throw everything in our Path to Stop it.
He will use, Friends, Enemies, Family, and even church Members to Stop what God Wants to Do.
As another Great Artist Wrote, "You have to Walk the Rocks to see the Mountain's View." Very Few want to take the Effort to Climb, Scrap, crawl, Dangle, and Claw their way up the Side of the Mountain to See God, but once you do the View is incredible.
Where are you on this Journey? Any Struggles? Any Clawing, Climbing, Scraping going on? Satan Attacks those whom God Has Chosen. The Bible Tells us "Consider it All Joy My Brethren when you fall under Various Trials and Persucutions, knowing that the Testing of your Faith Produces endurance." James 1:2-4
It's a Long Climb. It's a Hard Road to Travel. Matthew 7:13-14 13 " Enter through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and spacious and broad is the way that leads away to destruction, and many are those who are entering through it.
14But the gate is narrow (contracted [k]by pressure) and the way is straitened and compressed that leads away to life, and few are those who find it.(A)"
It's hard, it's compressed and it's pressured. There is a Reason for the Pain, and it's not to Kill us, but to make us Stronger. As a Coach with his/her Team getting them faster, Stronger, and inshape, so God is getting us where he wants us.