Teachings

He Came to Bring Us Life

The Lord teaches us in all things, whether they are good or bad.  I do not believe that everything that happens to us is what God wants to happen.  His word tells us that He came to bring us life and life more abundantly, but that the devil has come to steal, kill and destroy.  In the Old Testament He tells us to choose life so that we and our children may live.  We are also told that what we reap is what we sow; you may recognize that as “what goes around comes around”.  We have choices to make everyday about how we will handle situations in our lives.  Sometimes we bring things on ourselves and then we ask God “Why?” when all along He is telling us to choose what brings life not only to ourselves, but to others.

Another thought to consider is “As a man thinks in his heart so is he”.  Your attitude is very important.  What is inside your heart will come forth from your mouth and produce actions to support those words.  You should trust the Lord in all things and know that He will use everything for your good.  Be positive and upbeat.  The bottom line is you must be looking to Him for your help and to cooperate with Him…..in other words….follow His instruction in the Word of God and what He speaks to your heart by the Holy Spirit.  This is what will change your attitude and bring forth from your heart a positive and upbeat spirit that is fully capable of doing the will of God in your life.

If you thought that everything that happens is from God, then you will accept everything that comes your way, both good and evil.  You will not stand against those evil things that come because you think it is God’s will to teach you something.  My brother and sister, this is not God’s will, this is not how He wants to teach you.  Yes, we should learn from our mistakes, but He would rather have you follow His way, His Word, and His will.  He has also made a provision if you stray, for He said His mercy endures forever and the Blood of Jesus covers you from all sin.  It takes much more than you and I can ever understand, when He will finally say, this is enough, no more.  We must not tempt God, but if you are having a difficulty in an area, He is not about to turn His back on you.  Man will turn His back on you, but God is not a man that He should lie.  He, more than anyone else, including yourself, knows your heart.  Our Lord, and only Our Lord, knows when you have gone past the line.  Make a determination today, to see Your God and Savior as a good God who wants to develop you and make you what you have been destined to become.

We must not fear, but walk in His love, His faith…filling ourselves with Him.  You must take advantage of every opportunity to improve yourself, improve your life, and improve your relationships.  God wants to do you good and to bless you with all the blessings He has at his disposal.  That’s an awesome thought, and if you can grasp how much He loves you and wants you to do well then you will do well.

Teaching by Rev. Gloria M. Fustino