Happy Valentine’s Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
A new year always brings with it a mixture of hope and worry.
My plan is to start the year with Christ, cast all my worries and cares on Him and remain at rest in Him.
The Word has so many promises that has greatly helped me over the years that I have personally known and experienced Christ. I have made a list of verses to meditate on and see it manifest in my life. These verses have always strengthened my faith and given me hope. They have made me conscious of how much I am deeply loved, highly favored and greatly blessed by Him.
Here are my verses for the month of Jan –
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This is a blog by a pastor in the US. I am sharing it, because I feel his sermon puts a lot into perspective, not only on the same-sex marriage, but even on other society issues. We need our love for others to reflect what Christ would do.
On Thursday Christy and I drove from Richmond, Virginia, to Niagara Falls, Ontario, which means that we waited in line to cross the Rainbow Bridge to the Canadian side of the border. I don’t know why. You can see the falls from the American side. But we love international travel, and it only cost $3.50 to cross the bridge, so we did it. And, besides, we had reservations at a bed and breakfast on the Canadian side. To avoid roaming charges we switched our phones to “airplane mode” and spent a blissful sixteen hours ignoring the news. When we crossed back over the next day it seemed that everything had changed. Christy sat in the…
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A lot of people have told me I’m lucky. Both in my work-place & sometimes, among family. On one particularly fortunate day at work, a colleague even told me to get myself a lottery ticket because I might really strike gold that day!
I’ve also heard people saying that moving to a new country or a new office or a new house will bring them better luck.
Although, moving to Kuwait from Dubai (where I was for the major part of my 36 years), has certainly worked out for the better, being a Christian believer, I’ve always considered myself “Blessed” and not “Lucky”.
But that does not mean I do not use the word luck or lucky. I use it A LOT!
When we say “Good Luck” or “Better Luck Next Time”, isn’t it like asking luck to help us instead of God?
Does luck have any relevance in my faith? Or does luck and faith and blessedness all go hand-in-hand?
Biblically about faith :
“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God”.
And “Blessings” are aplenty in the Bible.
But there is no mention of “Luck”.
I believe it is right to think that nothing in my life is random. Everything that happens is only according to a plan or purpose that God has for me. Another verse I feel that sort of justifies it is :
“The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.” – Proverbs 16:33
As a Christian, I am promised that “God works all things together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose” – Romans 8:28
So since I’m blessed rather than lucky, instead of wishing others “Good Luck” I shall, henceforth, make an attempt to say “Be Blessed”!
WISHING YOU ALL A BLESSED DAY!