Bring things of
your past to the present in your mind and ask yourself, why is that not
happening now? or, what should be happening now?, etc. We can now see life's
in a way that something has been learned from them and set continuing guidelines
that will keep negatives away, especially in these
four critical areas.
makes some people better and others bitter.
The way the Creator comforts us.(2Corinthians
to get us off our butts and to get us to take
life by storm! In doing this, logic
is a tool.
it worth it? God could make it so that you have a charmed life.(Psalms
105:13-15), but He knows.(Revelation
2:9 ".....I know your works and tribulation and poverty.....").severe
trials are what gets you the highest ultimate reward. To that end, God
will try you to the nth
degree. It is part of the learning we are here for. But, God will
make it all up to you.
And even now you can relax a bit:.Romans
8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that
love God, to them who are
the called according to his purpose."
losses drive good people to their prayers, but bad people to their curses".
Many people think money would
'rescue' them and solve all their worries, not realizing that money brings
a whole new set of things needing rescue from:.Ecclesiastes
5:10-20. The Creator's
group wants to rescue you from this world of confusion, heartache,
etc., designed to be that way so we could use our brains to find a rescuer:.Galatians
1:4. If you don't ask, you're on your own:.Matthew
7:7 "Ask and it shall be given you, seek and you find, knock and it
is opened unto you."
The Creator could
make it so you never have a problem, but what good is that for learning
You learn character by coming to overstand.how
your ego works and choosing the way
of higher standards.
Look at Adam's
example and at Solomon's, the
richest man that ever was:.Psalms
66:9-12 "Which holds our soul in life and suffers not our feet to be
moved. For you, O God, have proved us. You have tried us, as silver is
tried. You brought us into the net. You laid affliction upon our loins.
You have caused men to ride over our heads. We went through
and through water.(this
referring to ancient
Israel's trek in the wilderness for forty years and then their entrance
into the promised land). But you brought
us out into a wealthy place." 1Corinthians
3:13 "Every man's work shall be made manifest, for the day shall declare
it, because it shall be revealed by fire and the fire shall try every man's
work of what sort it is." Jeremiah
17:10 "I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every
man according to his ways and according to the fruit of his doings." Psalms
139:23 "Search me, O God and know my heart. Try me and know my thoughts."
10:13 "There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man,
but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you
are able, but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that
you may be able to bear it."
The Creator works now in
this life with first the trials
3:12-18; 1Peter 1:6,7),
then a high position in His government on Earth
that He wants us individually to obtain, as shown by the
life of ancient Joseph and by the fact that when one seeks God, he
or she is then on God's side.(Joshua
chapter 24), that is, in
alignment with God:.2Chronicles
7:14; 13:18; 14:10-13;
And because God is responsible
for the natures
humans have, there is no
need to ask forgiveness from God for anything, as some religious
people think they should do for sinning, sinning meaning 'missing
the mark' of God's high standard and then repenting,
Some may not know through
your soul as yet, though the soul
knows each of us intimately:.Jeremiah
4:22 "For my people is foolish.(original
they have not known me. They are sottish.(original
and they have none understanding. They are wise to do evil, but to do good
they have no knowledge.(and
Thankfully evil is only
temporary and goodness will be forever.
But even if it be so that
you do not know Him.(still
of the ego level bereft
of higher consciousness), it is His
will that you have trials.(*),
as He has set up the law of reap/sow,
so that even from the ego level one can learn lessons of life. Our Creatorknows
what is going on and knows
you, even if you're unaware
You too will
by Him for further training in this time on Earth in this experience
called life, our 'human processing factory':.Ephesians
2:10; Philippians 1:29; 1Peter
13:12 "I will make a man more precious than fine gold....";.1Peter
14:4 "Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge?....."
77:19 "Your way is in the sea and your path in the great waters and
your footsteps are not known." John 17:25
"O righteous Father, the world has not known you. But I.(Emmanuel).have
known you and these have known that you have sent me."
Like an engineer has to understand
the stress differentials of various metals and concretes that are being
considered for perhaps a long and high suspended bridge, so the Creator
too has to know what is in a person's heart under stress:.Deuteronomy
8:2,16; Psalms 10:17; Proverbs
15:3. This is when the true character
comes out. We come to understand who and what we really are because
of the way we deal with the circumstances of life.
God has a great overall plan
save all and you are in it too:.2Timothy
sends and/or allows trials to continue in our lives so the opportunity
can exist for us to have specific character qualities which will eventually
be used in His government.
pressures and temptations, people and in many cases our lack of learning
in knowing how to get along, who to avoid, etc.; all these present us with
the need for decisions).is
to learn the art of living. Even a non decision can be
Creator uses evil for His
ultimate good purposes:.Deuteronomy
Even non Christians have
many tests and trials. They may not know the Creator yet.(Isaiah
45:4,5), but God is preparing
them in character just the same, preparing them for
the time He reveals Himself to them. How can a person accelerate
In some cases, like
in ancient Pharaoh's, Creator reveals Himself first and will at some
time later awaken them to be part of His
family relationship. He loves us all and He is going to save
the whole group of us! Some now, some later. And His grace and concern
for you is sometimes evident.
God is in
control of evil circumstances
occurring to us and the circumstances we may
now be in which are bringing us somewhere He wants.
A trial you
have already been subject to:.1Peter
Everyone has trials they
must face daily. Job had a
bunch for a great reason!
Just be sure that they are not
of your own causing, for what good toward a spiritual reward
would that give you?
7:9 ".....for the righteous God tries.(original
also 'examine', 'prove').the
energy, action, where we act out what we believe, the result of what we've
God wants us to be close
to Him, to be just
like Him. God is our father, knows His ways are best and waits
for us to mature
94:19 "In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight