Monday, September 27, 2010

Word of encouragement

For the last month and a half or so I've been getting very frustrated with work. I was working insane hours, and barely having time to do anything outside of work. I started to feel uninspired, slightly unmotivated, and I felt like the fun was being taken out of this job that I really enjoyed doing. And it was hard to remind myself why I was doing this.

Sunday morning, I woke up too late to go to church, but just to show you how you can't run from the word of God, I turned on the tv, and church tv was on. I don't usually like watching televangelists, but I decided to keep it on to hear what was said.

"Don't give up", was one of the first things that I heard. It was then accompanied with Galatians 6:9, that reads: And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Then Psalm 40:2, 3: He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. 3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.

The televangelist then spoke about God giving us tests. He said that people have a heard time going through rough times (tests) because it seems like God is silent. The pastor said, think about when you were in school and had tests. The teacher never talked during the test. But let's say that test was on a Friday, more likely than not, Monday through Thursday the teacher was answering questions, giving out study guides, and prepping the class for the test. And that Friday test wouldn't be given out if the teacher didn't feel the class was prepared.

The last scripture that was spoken about was Psalm 24:9: Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

I hear a lot of people say "keep your head up" whenever things are getting rough. It's definitely something valid to say, regardless if people know what their saying or not. I think the enemy wants us to feel so badly, and so burdensome that we drag when we walk, and walk our heads down. But it makes sense, because if we keep our heads down, how can we let God in?

Friday, September 24, 2010