Friday, February 20, 2009
The Sky is Falling
I often have to remind myself that the person who suffered so much also is reported to have written this- "4Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; 5in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; 6in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; 7in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; 8through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; 9known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; 10sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything. " 2 Corinthians 6
No matter what came his way, he tried to do good. After accepting Christ, Paul endured great hardships. He tried to lift the spirits of others up.
Today I have a choice. I can choose to be fearful, full of worry and anxiety or I can try and encourage others during times of trouble. I can help those in need. I can choose to not focus on myself, but focus on being a positive and joyful influence and be there for my neighbor. So today, live on!
Go in peace and go with God.