GRATITUDE: A good friend said recently, “Let us view life’s complexities with gratitude.” Of course,what he was referring to; were the many obstacles, derailments, miss-matches, failures, setbacks, etc. that we encounter throughout our lives. Too often, we view them as God’s way of punishing us…you know…payback time. Sure, we have to account for our miss-steps, but God does not“get-even.” What he does do, though, is impose on us; the periodic re-alignment of those parts of our life that need straightening out. I have a friend in Europe who lost most everything he had in his life, encountering many obstacles, most of us never in-vision; but he overcame all of them, and is well on his road to full economic recovery; and in the process, surrendered his life over to Christ. W-O-W! The hardships we experience in our careers, personal relationships, and even, self-esteem, etc., is just God “re-setting” the course that our life is on. Hebrews 12:28 – Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe. If I may, now, take this opportunity to express my GRATITUDE for all of those who made a conscious decision to subscribe to this website, and to those others who have visited, and to those who have left comments along the way. This website has only been up about two weeks, and seemingly, is doing very well…thanks to YOU. …Blessings…cjlb..8/31/13
PHOTO CREDIT: I am seizing this opportunity to “highlight” my friends website: www.billsmexicantours.com, as a valuable tool, or should you want to know more about Mexico, or might have plans to visit. Bill is a “absolute expert” on Mexico. God Bless you Bill….cjlb.