Thursday, July 23, 2009
Words of Inspiration
Good Morning. Just thought I'd share an amazing commentary/devotion from the Chaplain of the Motorcycle Club that my husband and I belong to. Here is a picture of us in our leathers. It is a christian M.C. and we love it. Our Chaplain, Bud is a devoted man of God and brings us a biblical word every day. I would like to share them with you from time to time. Today's was especially good.
Daniel 3: 17- 18
If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.
The power that our God has is miraculously awesome. There is nothing that He is unable to deliver us from. It doesn’t matter how intense the fire in our lives becomes or how threatening those who are around us may seem, God is able to deliver. These guys stood strong in their faith that God would deliver them, if not from the fire then from this world. They didn’t question their faith and whether God delivered them from the fire or not was not the deciding factor of their worship and faith towards Him.. They were going to remain obedient to God even at the risk of their own lives. God is still God even when we don’t get the victory. He has the right to do nothing and His choice is fair. God is sovereign so however He chooses to do something is just and good. Can we bring ourselves to this same trust and discipline in our lives so that when it doesn’t go our way we can still trust God and be committed to following Him despite what we might go through. Do we only trust Him when it feels good? We are spoiled; we haven’t had to face any real life threatening situations for our faith in America although the day may be quickly coming upon us. These three guys recognized that whether their lives were spared or not wasn’t the point, God is their reward. And the same holds true for us, it doesn’t matter whether we live or die, God is our portion, He is our reward. God promises us a life that will be abundantly better and when we get to heaven I guarantee it will be, but to be honest, even now I would much rather go through the difficult times with God than without Him. We are servants of God and our faithfulness to Him makes it our duty to trust in Him no matter what the cost. It isn’t about whether He can save us from the fire or whether we live or die, it is about our faith and obedience to Him and our complete trust in Him over all circumstances.