Comparisons

This morning at art class I found myself comparing my picture against the other four students.  Soon I was feeling so low that it was difficult to continue.  Then I turned to God and felt remorse when I remembered I was expressing God, not Becky.  Within five minutes my husband texted me that someone had contacted him they would like to purchase one of my watercolors I had posted on Facebook.  Our every human need is always met by Divine Love.

When I returned to my desk at home  and was praying about this, I opened my Bible to I Peter 5:6-7 which reads, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time.  Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”  There is always an “angel message” for us when we humble ourselves.

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Difficulties

Sometime when I experience difficulty, there is a need to remind myself that this is to strengthen my spiritual muscles, rather than punishment for a wrong-doing.  The same concept is as we exercise, the physical body is strengthened and as we pray, we grow spiritually.  Before a baby bird is born, it must peck out of the shell to strengthen it’s neck muscles.  The mother bird could easily help, but could harm the bird in the process.

Changing my view and seeing what God sees makes all the difference.

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time.  Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”  I Peter 5:6-7

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