God has a purpose for people in all stages of life be it a teen deciding what type of career they would like to pursue, the college student, the young professional, the leader within a business or organization, or the person nearing or already in retirement. At all stages of life, the Bible is helpful in providing what is needed to be successful. If you have not done so yet, click the follow button over on the right side of this page to be notified of future post.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been looking at ways to apply the word found in the book of Job and sharing some thoughts that not only can benefit you now but also help the next generation too! The greatest of all possessions one can hand off to future generations are the guiding principles taught by Christ Jesus.
The post “Sympathy” had some thoughts about reacting to people going through difficulties like Job was going through. We can’t see the heart and we don’t know the reasons for their problems so we shouldn’t assume that they are being punished by God.
It’s hard to accept the old adage “pain is gain” in many circumstances we face in life but as pointed out in “Second Wind”, the tone can change as it did for Job when he sought an advocate for his predicament.
Pointed out in “Water that Satisfies Forever” is that we have an advantage today of knowing about Jesus who offers a forever wonderful future if we accept what He has done on the cross. We can hand over our despair to Him and ask Holy Spirit to direct our steps so our needs are provided for, our desires have resolve, and we have faith that our dreams will come true.
We noted in “The Light Changes Everything” that Bildad accused Job of wrongdoing but Job needed sympathy. Only God knows the full story of someone’s life so rather than condemn someone, build them up.
Within “Hearts on Fire”, the point made is that it makes all the difference when we believe our Redeemer lives and we follow the plan. If a difficult past has been faced, it can be set aside and we can enthusiastically build a brighter future together.
The post “Grounded” emphasized the importance of focusing on the intangible qualities of Christ. The true treasures in life here on earth are spiritual in nature. The intangible qualities of faith, hope, and love that Christ demonstrated to us while physically on earth.
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