Our Christian experience, here on earth, is surrounded with mystery. The Bible speaks of the mystery of godliness. In 1 Timothy, Paul says this. “Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great. (3:16). He speaks again in 1 Corinthians about the mystery of the resurrection. “Listen I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep but we will all be changed in a flash, in the twinkling of eye, at the last trumpet.
Each spring we celebrate the resurrection of Christ Jesus on Easter Sunday. Easter is past, but it’s always a good time to remember those events surrounding Easter. The events of that one week in history became a corner stone; the strong foundation of our Christian faith, and we should keep those events uppermost in our mind. But do we remember Jesus’ life up to that point?
He had grown up as the son of a carpenter in the small town of Nazareth. Only he knew, the hands that were pierced by splinters while helping Joseph would soon be pierced by nails.
Do you struggle to have a regular time to meet with God? Finding a time when you’re thinking of nothing but spending time in God’s presence. A time when you talk with God and listen when God speaks to you. We call this our “quiet time”.
For years I had trouble finding time to spend a few quiet moments with God each day.
George Bernard Shaw said “You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?"
That’s the way dreamers are. Dreamers see opportunities, where others see problems. Dreamers are the cause of many impossible things becoming reality. Dreamers are sometimes called visionaries. Sometimes they are called foolish. Are you a dreamer? I have been a dreamer most of my life. We all have a Big Dream that has been with us from a very early age. These big dreams challenged us to try harder and not give up too soon on our dreams.
Do you ever wonder why we have troubles in this life? Are troubles necessary? Are troubles helpful? Many people have asked "why do bad things happen to good people?" God has a purpose behind every problem we have. He uses these problems to develop our character.