March 19, 2015
Verse 29: Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
Every believer of Jesus’s resurrection that I know including myself fall under this category, and we are blessed for our faith. The blessings come in many forms, and sometimes, it might look like a curse in the eyes of unbelievers, but from the vantage point of God who is the only one who sees all and knows all, it’s good. That’s not to say that sins we commit bring their own share of pain and suffering on their own. But even the pain and suffering we bring ourselves through our entrapment of sin, God still turns it around and uses for our good and his good in the end. So, not everything is good, but everything is good, if that makes any sense. Finally, it doesn’t matter how much God wants to bless us if we refuse to accept those blessings, and the greatest of those blessings is being with him, which we can only do if we are spiritually awake each day and each hour.
I wake up with QT, and sometimes I don’t want to do it, but as I do it, I’m glad that I’m doing it. I think this is similar to when I first started believing. I wasn’t sure, but as I am believing, I’m glad that I’m believing. That old world is a pretty sad place. And this new world is a pretty hard place. But hard is usually a good thing.
Application: re-listen to Romans