Sunday, May 1, 2016

Through It All

Hello, all. We have done all that we needed to do with Zaniah for now. I may pick her back up in an anthology for my blog readers, don't know. There are several other things that happen in Zaniah's life but that will keep or not. You let me know what you think. The point that was being made with Zaniah's story is that when you think you have trouble, if you will look down the road, you will see that you are not alone. So, instead of focusing on down the road, focus on looking up.  Somebody said I look to the hills from whence cometh my help. That means you look to Jesus during all times, and as has been said numerous times, then you will not have to wonder where He is in your calamity; you, through faith, will know.

So when life piles storm after storm on top of your already burdened situation,  struggle on anyhow. When you struggle on any old how, that says something about your character and your love for the Lord. You see, nobody will much blame you if you quit because they understand. In fact some folks might actually say, "I don't blame you child. That was more than anybody should have to take." Who says how much is too much? No one but the Lord, Himself.

Just remember this: when it seems like your whole world has gone to pot and you cannot get ahead for sliding back, just plant flowers in the area when you are and create a sweet spot. If you get moved along to another spot, create another sweet spot there. Make your very presence be the growing and spreading of sweet spot building. You will find that others will emulate you, whether out of envy or goodwill for man. The end result will be the same, glorification of the Lord, through your faith. Your storm will have caused and will cause other peoples' faith to blossom and to thrive. And Who watches the whole thing? Yep, and He intervenes when needed.

In short, keep weathering your storm because this too shall pass. You have to remember that big plan book on high.

Doing What I Can, While I Can,
Alma Jones

Aside - Into each life, a little rain must fall. But aren't you glad to know that it does not rain always!

For Pondering: 
1. Who said, "I look to the hills from whence cometh my help?"
2. Remember the poem about Zaniah, where a big sturdy man wanted to come to her rescue and in fact did? That happens in our lives as Christians. The Lord will send someone, sometimes from far away, to do His bidding and rectify your situation.  Sometimes, He will send someone to you just to be a comfort to you. By the way, you did figure out that the  person talking about knocking the heads of the miscreants together was the night watchman, Mr. Woodward, didn't you?

For Zaniah said
Sometimes, sometimes
When life gets a bit rough
Want to take a look
Around the next page in
My life's plan book.

Just remember that there is a next page.

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