TOPIC: TIME & CHANCE
TEXT: ECCLESIASTICS 9:11
I have observed something else under the sun. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time.
God is the one who moves first, and we are the one who respond to what God is doing!
A struggling Christian is busy making moves with the intention to making God move.
In the process of him or her doing that, he misses the moves of God by not responding!
The things we do are the response to grace that God has already given.
If the Holy God demand from us what He didn’t give to us, them He has made us to be independent of Him.
God has graciously lavished us with all that is good for life and for godliness!
I know it is difficult for someone who has been struggling in life to believe this; just like a person who is not saved by grace finds it difficult to believe that, receiving Christ life is all that is needed to be translated from the kingdom of darkness into God’s marvelous light.
So, you see, even mature christians boast more of the things they have done for God more than the things they have received from God.
Freedom that comes from understanding God’s grace free you to love people in a different way
Do you know that God daily offers(benefits) us what He wants us to respond to each day.
Our responses to everything He offers are what makes the totality of who we are today.
There is nothing He made us that lacks the supply that comes with it.
Weak Christians are the ones who are strong only when they feel like responding to God, but they fail to respond to God when The Lord grant them the opportunity to do that.
Prayer: Father, help me respond to the benefits you bring my way daily.