quarta-feira, 8 de maio de 2013
To meditate, a message from Pastor Valni
The conversion of Saul, who was renamed Paul, was as follows:
"And Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest.
And asked of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, so that if he found any of that sect, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.
And as he traveled, it happened that he got close to Damascus, suddenly surrounded him a light from heaven.
And he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?
And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom you are persecuting. Is hard for thee to kick against the goads. "
Amid the great tribulations of our lives the word of the Lord comforts us and encourages us to continue to persestir for He gives us the victory through his supernatural move.
"Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail, and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold, and there be no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, Rejoice the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength, and made my feet like hinds, and makes me walk loftily "(Habakkuk 3:17-19). Faith does not eat what we see or hear of course, but the Word of God that is stored in us. With the natural eye Habakkuk could only see a fig tree without flower, a grape vine without, an olive false, fields without groceries, the disappearance of sheep and cattle. A vision disastrous! But the prophet, looking inward things he found renewed hope. The joy of being in God's presence, sure to be safe, the safe fortress that God was for him. Habakkuk found that could beat anything that tried to bring him down because of the certainty of God's presence in your life. Hallelujah! This fueled his faith when he most needed. Also we can and should do the same. If we fix our eyes on what threatens us, we will be driven to despair, however, if we seek God's presence in our lives and we fix their eyes on Him, we will find reason and strength to exercise faith and do the impossible in the eyes of men. In the presence of God is able to turn the worst situation into victory. Do not let your faith starving! Lift your eyes and see that God is right next to you. "