Get Up, Take your Mat and Walk!
1 Samuel 8:4-22; Psalm 89:16-19; Mark 2:1-12
Why do we undergo failures in life? Is it because God punishes us for no reason at all? If we look closely at our life, most of our failures are attributed to our stubbornness, pride, naiveness, and the desire to have what others have which may be unimportant to God. The others, God allowed them to happen to make you realize some things and bring out the best in you. Whatever the reason is, it’s always for a good reason.
The Lord has been constantly guiding us since way back in the old testament days. He speaks to us through the people around us, through situations and circumstances. Oftentimes we don’t heed His warnings and therefore find ourselves in holes that we dug ourselves into.
We should follow the faith of the blind man and the people who helped him see Jesus. They had strong faith in God and even before they expressed their concern, the man was already cured. Likewise, when we follow the Lord and His ways, nothing can go wrong, even in situations beyond our control. He’ll even bless us in abundance, not necessarily materially, but spiritually. After all, our rewards are not of this earth, but of God’s kingdom. Money can be used as a tool to spread God’s love to others, so it’s also part of the abundance of blessings that we may receive, depending on how and when the Lord sees fit to bless us with such.
When we open our hearts to His grace, He helps us rise up from our ruins, change our burdens into our strongest witness and walk with Him in our new-found life.