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Old 07-23-2008, 10:02 AM
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Christians learn to recognize and worship our Lord God.
Our privilege is to have a lifetime to deepen our
relationship to our Creator, in every possible way.

We learn how to reach for being closer to the faith
and to those whom we are given to love as family,
friends, and fellow human beings. We are blessed by
all the wonders of our world and of the cosmos.

When we are beset by disease, crime, tragedy and even
devastation, we turn to our faith to survive and save
other lives.

Then we pause to reflect: why does God allow these
terrible trials and problems? My response seems to
be: ask why God created life and all existance? Can
we understand or even comprehend God's Plan?

Now we have come to the reality that is God. We look
to His world around us, to how our world is sustained,
by God's laws of nature, in all things. Christians live
by God's law, commandments, the Gospel of Christ.
This is the spiritual nature.

But the laws that rule all existance and life itself are also
God's laws and those are neither voluntarily obeyed nor
breakable. We learn those laws through science.

The Biblical and spiritual laws are met through our souls.
But our bodies are bound to the laws of nature, wherein
we witness the power and might of God.

Although God is One, God is both creator (nature) and
Redeemer (spiritual). With the first, we are alive,
and with the second, we may have eternal life.

Why does God allow the problems and sufferings in the world?
That we who know and serve Him may face
them all and rise above ourselves through serving
God and the Messiah, our Saviour.

Who can ever know the mind of God? Only those who
ever seek God, through all the fears and tears of the
whole world.

"Fear not, saith the Lord, for I have redeemed thee,
I have called the by name, and thou are mine."

Isaiah 43:1
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:16 AM
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"And, therefore, since amongst these philosophers are things
uncertain, we must come to the true Prophet.

Him whom God the Father wished to be loved by all, and
accordingly He has been pleased wholly to extinguish those
opinions which have originated with men, and in regard to
which there is nothing like certainty - that He the true
Prophet might be the more sought after, and that He whom they
had obscured should show to men the way of truth.



For on this account also God made the world, and by Him the
world is filled; whence also He is everywhere near to them who
seek Him, though He be sought in the remotest ends of the
earth.

But if any one seek Him not purely, nor holily, nor
faithfully, He is indeed within him, because He is everywhere,
and is found within the minds of all men; but, as we have said before,
He is dormant to the unbelieving, and is held to be absent from those
by whom His existence is not believed".

~~ Clement of Alexandria
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:52 PM
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Why? The age old question. More often than not, it is not answered. And even when it is, we are not accepting of the answer that we receive. That's where our faith in God comes in. If we allow God to walk with us through our trials and tragedies, and just life in general, He will work through us to reach others when they go through the valleys of life. I agree that God can and will raise us up above ourselves. Once we allow Him to do that, we are then able to fulfill His purpose in our lives of lifting others up! When we take our eyes off of ourselves and place them on Jesus, our perspective changes. We see things differently. We see others differently. And then He can use us and He gets the glory. What an amazing God that we serve.

If we never had any problems to go through, how would we ever know that God could solve those problems.

Blessings! Cheryl
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