Thursday, January 1, 2009

Obey the King

Last night, I had received Ecclesiastes 8 and 9 as verses for me and my family to live by for 2009. The reading answered all my questions and worries about the things that are happening right now. God had made things clear for me.

There are times in our life when we ask God why are we having miseries, problems, difficulties, whatever you called it that makes you wonder "Do I deserve this?". Don't get me wrong, I wasn't asking that question with a nagging voice. I understand and trust God about the things that He had planned. I don't doubt his decisions but there are just times that I would want to see how He can see things.

I definitely believe that everything in this world, bad or good, are done with God's permission. Unbelievers would often say why do bad things happen to Christians and good things happen to,how the earth define as, bad people. I had also read a comment that said if God cares for His children why would He allow some women to be pregnant when He knew that they will just kill the baby. The list goes on with questions about why God would allow people to do bad things and how does He analyzes things.

Day and night I went without sleep, trying to understand what goes on in this world. I saw everything God does, and I realized that no one can really understand what happens. We may be very wise, but no matter how much we try or how much we claim to know, we cannot understand it all. Ecclesiastes 8:16-17 I thought about these things. Then I understood that God has power over everyone. Ecclesiastes 9:1 So be happy and enjoy eating and drinking! God decided long ago that this is what you should do. Ecclesiastes 9:7

When you start to think that you deserve something that you don't have and have something that you don't deserve, think about this verse from Ecclesiastes 9:11 that says "The fastest runners and the greatest heroes don't always win races and battles. Wisdom, intelligence, and skill don't always make you healthy, rich, or popular but time and chance happen to them all."

And just hold on to His promise for He said, whoever obeys His command will come to no harm, and the wise heart will know the proper time and procedure. For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter, though a man's misery weighs heavily upon him. Ecclesiastes 8:5-6

Thank you Father for correcting my wrong ways and for reminding me that the only best thing to do to face life is to obey the King. I will surely work hard to be an obedient daughter as long as I live.


eaglewngs said...

Very well stated or to put it another way if you have food and clothing therewith be content. :)

Trusting the Lord in all things, good and bad, is sometimes very difficult to do but we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, even to them that are called according to his purpose.

Aihara Ramintessah Sanchez said...

hi sis.thanks for dropping by at my blog.i wonder how you found me.anyway, thanks for a very sensible thoughs you have shared.

i love the idea tha i read

if you worry,you didnt pray.if you pray dont worry.

thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

The meaning of life is The Son. And we will understand differently how to give life to The Son man and woman. But a good life, the success in life, we gain not by possessions and wealth but by feeling clean, that is free from guilt and sin, in other words feeling righteous. Everything is possible to us if feeling righteous, if feeling clean. That feeling was the aim of The Law of Moses. And that feeling we might gain from faith in Christ, living righteously and pure. I believe nothing else matters than this ultimate feeling of peace with God.

Maybe I should quit smoking. :-)

Mel Alarilla said...

In Theology, there is such thing as the doctrine of God's sovereignty over all His creation including men. This was clearly shown in the Book of Job. Though Job was a righteous man, he became the focal point of the wager by God and Satan and when Job persisted in his loyalty to God, he was amply rewarded in the end. Many righteous people suffer at first to accentuate God's glory in their lives just like what happened to Joseph in Genesis. He suffered all kinds of injustices so that he can become the instrument of the salvation for the tribe of Jacob from starvation. The thing is, we can never question God especially on the evil that men do because God gave man free will to choose to obey Him or not or to choose between good and evil. Blessed are those who walk in obedience to God's will. They will reap all the benefits of God's promises to His children. Thanks for the inspired post. God bless you always.