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When the Stove is on Fire…..

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Are you a klutz?

English: Rubik's Cube in scrambled state

English: Rubik’s Cube in scrambled state (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Do strange things happen to you?

Do you wonder why life is one big puzzle?

Are you always waiting for the next crisis?

If so you aren’t alone. Around the next corner lie broken dreams, sprained ankles and job loss.

The current misery is one step closer to the next misery. We live in a fallen world in case you haven’t noticed. If you haven’t noticed what is wrong with you?

If you haven’t noticed do you know something the rest of us don’t?

Some people seem to glide through this life’s complications on another planet if you know what I mean. You know, the friend who gets lost crossing the street yet they hold down a 6 figured income job? Ugh…..scatter brained?

Others keep a roster of the ups and downs written on the foreheads as if to keep count.

Many simply fall apart losing control and give up. Giving up is easy: getting up off the floor and starting over is hard.

Or…The one who gets hit from all sides never knowing what was coming.

Escaping the perils of human existence is not easy, but not impossible.

Is the frenzy of theatrics preventable? Is there any hope to deflect the confusion and trepidation of the enemy?

Do you believe for one minute God hasn’t already figured that out?

Instead of waiting for the crisis why not try to divert it from ever coming near you?

In fact we should be thanking God regularly for the ills, disasters and mess he prevents from coming our way.

Prevention is always the best method. Why do we put God on the back burner running to him only after the stove is on fire?

Mamas-Stove

Mamas-Stove (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Why not run to him first?

After all he is the Creator of the Universe. The Almighty. The Great Physician, advocate, teacher, comforter,
leader, know-it-all of all things good to list a few. Etc. Etc. Etc.

God’s companionship is a cure all for many afflictions, pains and adversities. The ease of his character, love and awesome traits over time will transform even the most hardened criminal. Resting in his friendship, care and comfort can alter and purify the difficulties we face before they arise.

Philippians 4: 6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

The presence he offers can side swipe the storms; avert the disturbances and redirect the violent blows to our souls. His quiet but strong spirit is more than capable of conquering any enemy before it attacks.

A conscious decision to place God first, sit in his presence, praying and meditating on his words every day can change the course of history.

And your personal drama.

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3 thoughts on “When the Stove is on Fire…..

  1. it helps to have a friend named Jesus when troubles hit…and they always will eventually hit.

  2. Amen! Why indeed does mankind wait until the stove is on fire? Great Post, Cathy!
    God Bless You!

  3. Hi Sister Naphtali, I am back from vacation. Oh, it is good to be back sharing God’s word with you all. I believe our prayers out lives us. Yes, there is so much going on. Lives are being faced with adversity every second. Worst, people are lost because Jesus is not in their vocabulary or the content of their heart. Let us pray for them, the less fortunate.

    A Woman After God’s Own Heart ♥

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