It's a human tendency to value the worth after we are deprived of that thing.
According to the Bible and the Quran, God provided MANNA for the Israelites during their travels in the desert during the forty-year period following the Exodus and prior to the conquest of Canaan.
MANNA, very unusual and wonderful; this greatly aggravated the unbelief of the Israelites, and shows their great ingratitude, that after all this they should disbelieve the Lord, and not trust in his salvation; the manna was a type of Christ, who is called the hidden Manna.
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Are men of God always great examples?
In the #Bible we can read accounts of people with an especially close #relationship with #God. These people, such as #Abraham, #Jacob and #David, were given #promises and #blessings that are spoken of through the whole Bible and are revealed to have their fulfilment in #Jesus Christ. But, we may also ask ourselves, didn’t these men do #terrible things? Didn’t they go against God’s #design for #marriage? How can we then hold them up as examples of #faith?
It is true that all three of the men mentioned above, and many others in the Bible, committed serious #sins. King David committed adultery with Bathsheba and arranged the death of her husband Uriah, and married her himself. This led to a promise from God that the sword would not leave his family. There followed, amongst other things, incestuous rape, murder, power grabs, betrayal and instability for the whole kingdom. The Bible shows the #truth about these ‘#heroes of faith’; it does not cover up their sin.
But these men weren’t just sinners; by God’s #grace they were also men of faith. They trusted in the promises of God and not in their own #righteousness. For example, David, described as a man after God’s own heart, famously showed an awareness of his own sin and his need for God’s #mercy in #Psalm 51, and all three men are mentioned as those who lived by faith in #Hebrews 11. Although there were certainly grave consequences to their sins, nevertheless, God showed them immense grace. They didn’t deserve God’s mercy, and nor do we. They weren’t necessarily always righteous in their behaviour, but they #trusted in God. Wonderfully, the punishment those sins rightly deserved, was taken by #Christ as they looked to Him for their #salvation. Like them, we must also turn from sin to God and trust in Christ for the #forgiveness of our sins. 1 John 1:9
We can’t use other people’s sins as an excuse to sin ourselves. We need to walk very carefully, constantly on guard in case we fall to the same #temptations that they did, using their example as a warning.
It takes a lot of discipline to run a good race- discipline and focus.
To be honest, I am easily distracted.
Something I’ve used to stay focused lately is to ask myself, “Will this bring me closer to Jesus?” If something doesn’t play a part in your pursuit of him, it doesn’t belong on your schedule- it’s not a part of God’s path. Only by maintaining a relationship with Christ and honoring him can our work make a truly significant difference in the world. “...We know that we prosper and excel in every season by serving the Lord, because we are assured that our union with the Lord makes our labor productive with fruit that endures.”
1 Corinthians 15:58 TPT
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“Some of you wandered for years in the desert, looking but not finding a good place to live, Half-starved and parched with thirst, staggering and stumbling, on the brink of exhaustion. Then, in your desperate condition, you called out to GOD. He got you out in the nick of time; He put your feet on a WONDERFUL ROAD that took you straight to a good place to live. So thank GOD for his marvelous love, for his miracle mercy to the children he loves. He poured great draughts of water down parched throats; the starved and hungry got plenty to eat.”
Psalm 107:4-7 MSG
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Life often presents us with stressful situations and it is easy to allow ourselves to succumb to fear, worry, and anxiety, but thanks be to God! He is our Ultimate Source of peace, hope, strength, courage, and joy amidst trial. We can trust Him to supply all of our needs and calm our anxious hearts with His Spirit of peace, joy, hope, and love! My hope and prayer is that these Bible verses and scriptural promises will encourage your heart and help you to experience the true peace of Christ, which surpasses all understanding!
• When my anxious inner thoughts become overwhelming, your comfort encourages me.
• Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
• Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5/7
• “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”
Psalm 55/22 NIV
• Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
• Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
• Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”
• Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
[ FALLING DOWN • FAILING HIM ? ] 🌸 《Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me?》 (Psalm 42:11) 🌸 Am I already failing Him because I'm falling down? I can't stop asking me this question. 🌸 I wasn't able to go to church on Sunday, for the second time in a row. I didn't sleep enough & was exhausted in the morning, so I decided to stay in my bed to try & get some more sleep. 🌸 I felt so bad when I realised I missed church again. But is it my fault? Should I feel guilty? Should it make me feel that bad? I know going to church isn't everything, the house of God is everywhere & yet... 🌸 As I said before in another post, I've got several health issues. One of them is depression. An illness which is really terrible & makes my life a nightmare. I'm often feeling down, exhausted because I can't sleep well & because I suffer from anxiety, & the medications I take for depression are also tiring & they got many side effects. I go to the psychiatrist & psychologist several times per month & I've been hospitalised many times in order to get more intensive help. Actually, I'm hospitalised right now. I can't get over the fact that I'm at the clinic again. It hurts & I feel like it'll never end & that I'll never really feel better. 🌸 I didn't become a believer to suddenly get healthy & well. I know it doesn't work that way. I didn't become a believer so He can cure me. Once again, it's not that easy. But I think that by believing in Him, I can get more hope, more strength, more joy & more reasons to keep fighting; & it's great. 🌸 But I can't stop feeling guilty & bad because of how I feel right now. Should I still be falling & feeling down now that I have these things to help me? Why do I keep feeling that way when I try so hard to get better? Will He be angry at me because I can't feel better despite the fact that I believe in Him? 🌸 I'm lost. Totally lost. 🌸 #depression#depressed#illness#sickness#bible#holybible#nkjvbible#psalm#biblequote#hope#strength#joy#fighting#falling#failing#newbeliever#newchristian#questions#believe#him#god#help