Friday, August 24, 2018

August 24

Oh, the struggles we face! I left my phone and iPad on the island! I’m just kidding about the struggle, it’s been no struggle at all, inconvenient, but not a struggle. Do you do that? Do you get worked up over things that don’t matter? I’ve moved on from the book of James and have started in Ephesians. The Apostle Paul wrote Ephesians, and right away I noticed a difference in the writing style. You think you have problems, imagine being in prison or confined to your home unable to move about freely. He didn’t have the technology to keep himself busy, just a pen and paper. While confined, he didn’t stop teaching, he wrote letters to the churches, giving them instructions. He wrote every thought down, and you can tell that by the way some of the sentences became paragraphs. The Holy Spirit worked feverishly through him, giving him every detail that God wanted to bring to the gentiles, me and you! Many people face challenges, but make sure your issues are not things you’ve brought upon yourself because of wrong thinking. Paul could have easily laid in his bed and became depressed over his situation, but he didn’t. He may have been a little depressed, nevertheless he did what God called him to do. If you are facing problems, ask God if you are feeling the way you are because of a challenge He has given you, or if it’s of your own doing. Then ask Him how you should remedy it.

For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles— assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace that was given to me for you, how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. Ephesians 3:1-3

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