In our lives we will always experience good times and bad times. The song says that “I never promised you a rose garden.” Well God has never promised the faithful that their lives would always be perfect either. We will have times of happiness and times of sadness as we strive to live the Christian life. If we put our faith in God and His son, Jesus, we can live at least a balanced life that will see us through the good days and the bad days. The important thing is to take each day as it comes and live for the Father and the Son to the best of our ability each and every day.
James wrote in James 1:2 “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,”
If we can turn our bad times, the times we suffer and go through things that try us the most into joy, we can learn Patience as the next verse says.: “knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.” If we can learn to take each day as it comes we will learn to live as God would have us live.
Still, all this requires regular worship of God and devoting our lives to Him and His Son. If we are unwilling to devote our lives to the cause of Christ then all the Christian advice in the world will do us no good. As servants of the most High God we must be sure we are living for Him and as He would have us live.
Have you never obeyed the Gospel of Christ? Jesus told his apostles to “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matt. 28:19). Peter said on the day of Pentecost when he preached the first Gospel sermon of record: “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”
These are important steps we all must take to begin our lives in service to Him (see plan of Salvation above). Then we can begin to take one Day at a time in a life time of service and devotion to God, His Son and The Holy Spirit.
May God bless and keep you until next time.