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TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

Family and Friends,

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I know you have heard that statement before.  But will it be a full life???

Well, let’s see.

If we truly believe that our lives are in the Lord’s hands then it is definitely true!

How do we know that?

Romans 8:28

And we

K N O W

that

L L  T H I N G S

work together

for

G O O D

to those who love God,

to those who are the

C A L L E D

according to

His purpose.

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Does this mean that everything that happens to us will be good, or that we will have

no trauma or heartache in our life?  Well, the answer to that one is, of course not.

But it does mean, that what we face in our lives, regardless of what it is, God will

make it work for our welfare, because our lives are lived only to please Him.

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What kind of life is that you may ask?  I think if you took a survey among true

Christians, you would find it said,

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 “It’s the best life!”

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Living for Jesus is an exciting  journey.  It is like no other, and there is so much

beauty along the way.  Sometimes the weather will be extreme.  It might seem like

the freezing Artic or it might be like the Death Valley Desert – hot!  Very hot!  One

thing is certain however, it won’t be boring!

Sometimes things happen so quickly, you couldn’t change or avoid them even if you

wanted to.  For instance, once we were showing a friend a beautiful spot by the

ocean.  My husband was just minding his own business, sitting on a rocky ledge,

and enjoying the scenery, and our friend was just a few feet away from him.

Suddenly, without warning, and no previous incident at that same spot, (at least

while we were watching,) a large wave came up over his head and baptized my

husband!  He was drenched!  I laughed and laughed.  I told him I was glad it didn’t

pull him into the ocean!

Later, I thought of how quickly things can pop up in just a moment of time- things

that you can’t plan for but are suddenly there without any warning! You just seem

to be frozen into that space of time, to helplessly take whatever life seems to have

thrown at you.

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 Jacob’s son, Joseph discovered that such events aren’t accidental, and that

even those things which men may have planned for our downfall become the very

path that leads us to our promotion and our prosperity. After being sold into slavery

by his brothers, Joseph was later promoted to Governor in Egypt through a series

of events that on the surface seemed to be devised for his certain destruction. But

God turned those events into the very path that led him to his exaltation, and many

lives were saved because of him!

Realizing this, Joseph confessed to his brothers:

                                  “you thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good

                                                                     (Gen. 50:20)

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The comfort is in knowing that when you belong to God, your life isn’t in your

own hands, or even in the hands of others, but in the hands of Someone much

greater, Who is making every situation into a stepping stone leading us closer to

conformity to the image of Jesus, and so we are safe, regardless of whatever we may

face. So, this is not only the first day of the rest of our life, but it is the first day in

the realization that our life is destined to that which Christ promised to give:

“Life, and that…more abundantly.”

(Jn. 10:10)

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This is a new day to praise and honor our Savior Jesus Christ.

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Psalm 118:24

This is the day which the Lord hath made;

we will rejoice and be glad in it.

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Thank you for stopping by.

Please pray for America the Beautiful and Spiritual Awakening.

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