Wednesday’s Word-Edition 113
June 4, 2014 | My Jottings
A scatterer of joy or pain. Is it really as easy as just choosing one over the other?
In another life I would have said yes. Now I need supernatural help from Heaven to choose rightly. Maybe that’s the way it’s always been (that I’ve received supernatural help), but now I’m more aware.
I’d love to know your thoughts on this, if you would be kind enough to share….
I ‘think” this is a true message. I “wish” to do what is good and kind… and bring joy to others…& as a result this brings me happiness when I’m “able” do these things.
But……. when we fail…..when I fail …over & over again….it always leaves me in a place of AWE that my God still loves me & has made a way to help me keep trying. …. (Romans 7:24 & 25)
He never leaves us or forsakes us …..NEVER.
Yes Julie……”supernatural help” is what we all need while we live here on planet earth …
Just as you are a supernatural gift to me! 🙂
Thank you for the reminder, which is much needed for me this morning, dear Linda. Sure appreciate you, friend… xoxo
This is a thought provoking post. The desire of a Christian to live a Spirit filled life is the desire to be filled with the fruit that includes joy. The daily surrender to Him allows that fruit to grow and spread to others. That does, indeed, require supernatural help. I agree that the idea of scattering of pain is not as simplistic as this quote could imply. There is the pain I might scatter that would come from my own sin or hardness of heart. I need supernatural help to deal with that. There is also the pain of wounding that comes to us all as we live in this fallen world. To let others see and touch this pain may seem like “scattering” it. But I believe it is every bit as vital to living an authentic Christian life as the joy part. For this too we need supernatural help. The bottom line for me is the surrender – that is where the beautifying happens. By the way Julie, I see that in you.
Very beautiful and eloquent thoughts, Sue. This is why God has called you to be a teacher. Thank you. And for your grace and friend-blindness, thank you. xoxoxo