Job is described as a blameless man. He has pretty much everything going for him. His family, animals, and wealth are plentiful.
One day angels and satan came to God. And the devil claimed that the only reason why Job is praising God is because God is giving him everything he needs. But the devil wanted to prove that without those things Job would curse God.
God trusting in Job’s loyalty, let the devil destroy. Everything was taken away from him. He also was tormented with welts and sores unbearable to touch.
Soon after, Job’s friends came to visit him. They saw his suffering but comforted him that God is still good. Never once did Job curse God for his circumstance.
The biggest things take away from Job’s story? You need friends. Not just any friends, but your brothers and sisters. You need people to encourage you, remind you, convict you, and love you. Secondly, we must remember to bring all circumstances to Jesus. The good and the bad. God can give and take away. God hands can heal and cause destruction. God is gracious and also has wrath. We have to pray and give praise in times of trials. Without suffering… There would be no compassion. Without tests.. There would be no certainty in loyalty. No matter what the issue, God is rooting for you. Whatever the devil may throw at you, God is telling you that you can surpass it. Use your negative situation to glorify God. He loves you. Because to Him you are more than flesh and blood.
Anyways, those are the biggest principles I took away from the story of Job. Brilliant book if you haven’t read it yet, or in awhile. Just remember that God wants to satisfy your desires with good things. And with that, I wish you all a good night.
Every day given is another chance for opportunity
“You can see the light start to tremble washing what you know out to sea”
One day will happen again. Until it does, I will patiently wait for its arrival. Because when it happens, it will be oh so sweet. And totally worth it.
I can completely envisions what I want my future house to look like. This type of sink and lighting.. That type of bookcase and table..
Too bad if it was to be a dream come true it wouldn’t happen for a very, very, long time.
Other people will not always feel that certain things are important to them just because it might matter to you.
There’s something that makes me feel a little anxious. I never thought a priority for me would be to make as much money as I can, but frankly, now it is. As much as I love my parents I’ve always felt that living in Temecula takes a toll on my friendships. I can’t hang out as late because I have to think about how long it’ll take me to get home. I can’t ‘spur of the moment’ get up and go. I can’t go somewhere where I can take a nap in between classes without feeling like a burden to someone else. Everything just got harder since i moved.
You get used to being by yourself after awhile. But that’s not what I want. 2013, I’m determined to work hard and save up and hopefully find a place for a good price under Gods timing. I love my friends. I always miss my friends. Hopefully I can make this happen sooner than later.
Surprisingly, I’m not sad to see this go. I’m not having the same experience I thought I would went this inevitable moment came. The image used to play over and over again in my head and here I am, standing and facing the river that I just crossed. The land that was once so familiar to me is now foreign. It is no longer my home, my refuge, my sanctuary. Though the ground below my feet is firm and forgiving, I can’t see far from what is in front of my face. There’s a fog and a haze that are thick and engulfing. But I am not afraid. I stand with the support of my friends. We stand for the start of a journey; together. Somehow, we will find a place spilling with milk and honey.
And honestly, it feels like we already have.
I have wandered all my life, and I have traveled; the difference between the two is this — we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
I love when you make a check list for a day and you complete every single task. I feel triumphant!