It could of been me…….


I had a busy day yesterday. The school holiday is about to

start which means camps! I went to visit a camp site yesterday

and was quite pumped after viewing it. Our kids will love it there.

 

But on the way back to work I saw two things……firstly I saw

a mountain bike in the middle of the road! I tell you the truth.

It was in the middle of the road upright and no rider in sight.

What made it weird was the road we were on was deserted.

So to see this bike in upright position in the middle of the

road was something!!!

I thought of taking a picture but the idea came too late.  😦

It was funny and weird, not something you see everyday!

 

The other thing I saw were kids in school uniform. On our way

to see the camp site we saw kids in uniform but didn’t

take any notice of them but on our way back the driver told

us that these were the same kids we passed as we came. These kids

had to walk about 15 kilometers back home and that means they

had to make the same journey to school.

Everyday they walk an average of 30km!

 

Instantly, I thanked God for all He had given me. And I thank

Him on a daily basis for His goodness. That got me thinking

though. Why do we have what we have? There are so many

people all over the world who struggle to get a meal a day,

who can’t get basic education, who live on the streets, who don’t

have any clothes and the list goes on.

 

As I see it,

I could of been born homeless but I wasn’t.

I could of been the child with no family but I have one!

I could of been the one scraping the bins for something,

just something to eat that would take me through the next

day!

I could of been the one freezing with no clothes, having

nothing to keep me warm through the night,

It could of been me…..

 

This is what I concluded:

 

God gave me all that I have so I could be a blessing!

He gave me all that I have so I could make a difference in

someone’s life.

I am humbled by all that He has given me and I realize I am

to use it for the advancement of His kingdom. He didn’t give

me all that I have so I could lavish it all on myself.

This is not about condemning those who have but I want

you to realize God has more planned for you that extends

beyond you.

His plan for your life is rarely about you alone, it’s about other

people, touching others. He wants us to spread the love of

Christ to others.

When you think about God’s plan for your life understand

that God wants you to touch others.

It may be as simple as giving a blanket to someone who needs

it,

buying some food for that person on the streets,

giving money to the beggar,

befriending the unpopular kid in school,

telling someone about Christ,

and the list goes on.

 

Be thankful for what you have. Don’t take it for granted!

This is a hard message! It was not easy writing it. I look

at my life and realize I should be doing more. The story of

the ten talents come to mind. I want to be faithful with the

talents God has given me.

The things I have been through, the experiences I have had,

the testimony I have is part of God’s plan to touch people.

God is so good…..

Rolain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Does God really understand what we go through???


As a father has compassion on His children, so the

Lord has compassion on those who fear Him;

for He knows how we are formed, He remembers that

we are dust. 

Psalm 103:13, 14

 

What a thought….!!!!

HE KNOWS HOW WE ARE FORMED!

That is an amazing thought. I know He created me but I

was hit anew by what this scripture was saying.

Yes, it is talking about how fragile we are but what does that

mean for other areas of our lives? What does that mean

when it comes to sin?

 

God knows how we are formed so He knows why we do what we do.

Sin does not take God by surprise!

As our Creator He knows how we are wired. He knew the

impact Adam’s sin would have on us.

God already knows we are going to sin. He knows what

bothers us.

He knows what we struggle with on a daily basis.

He knows and understands……

Even the deep dark sin that nobody knows about,

the sin WE might not even detect, He knows about

it….!!

 

Am I then advocating we all sin more????

 

No, no, no!

 

He wants us to fight. He doesn’t want us to accept defeat.

We still have a part to play in all of this. Because God

knows how we are created it means He will not abandon

us when we sin.  He will help us fight the giants in our lives.

You can be guaranteed no matter what the sin is you will

receive forgiveness, no matter the sin!

The only sin that is unforgivable is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.

Don’t allow guilt and condemnation to take grip in your

life. It’s hard to do but you must fight against it.

The enemy will lie and say your sin is unforgivable but

don’t listen to him. He just wants to separate you

from God. But like I have been telling you,

“God knows how we are formed!” He knows because

He is the One who created us. That is not an excuse

to sin but a reason to depend on His grace and mercy!!

 

God extends grace to us because He knows how we are

formed……

 

Please understand what I am saying here.

I am not saying we are now free to sin because He

knows how we are created.

We have a responsibility to live holy but there will

be times we miss the mark.

We will miss the mark by a little at times and at

other times by a lot but because

God knows how we are formed He will do  things like this:

 

He will not always chide or be contending, neither

will He keep His anger forever or hold a grudge.

He has not dealt with us after our sins nor rewarded

us according to our iniquities.

Psalm 103:9, 10

 

There is grace because He knows how we are formed.

It’s not time to sit down and relax because God knows

how we are formed. It’s because He knows how

we are formed that we act. He didn’t create laziness,

fear, or complacency.

He created sons and daughters who love Him and despite

their weaknesses seek Him with everything they have.

As I end this post take comfort in the fact that He knows

how you are created.

He understands what you are going through better than

anyone else on earth. Don’t think you are alone because

you are not.

 

Rolain