The goal of faith – 2015.05.10
You have filled my heart with greater joythan when their grain and new wine abound.I will lie down and sleep in piece,for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.Psalm 4: 7+8Everybody has certain goals. Some want to travel and invest much time, energy, and money in preparations. Other have hoppies for which they save every penny. A third group wants to make a carreer and are always working for that, maintain good contacts and have no time for other things. They all sacrifice time for their goals.Paulus had not been a rich man with regard to money. He had other goals.Jesus did not want to be a great ruler on this earth. He wanted more, had other goals.Many missionaries put their well-being aside in favor of good works for others. Their goal is to lead other people to Jesus. There are Christians who care that they do not leave the right pass. They only listen to that what Jesus is thinking about them. Their peaceful relationship with God would be disturbed immediately as soon as they accept compromises, small lies and dubious wealth.God is very kind to us. He wants us to be without worries. He likes to be our safety. He wishes to give us peace, joy, and satisfaction. He will add fortune as He likes. However, He definetely wants to be our God and Father who looks after His child. If I follow Him uncompromisingly He will fill my heart with His delight much more profound, durable, and powerful than those who have plenty of possessions, grain, and wine. My heart finds rest in Him and all sorrows disappear as He cares for me. I may have peace at the end of the day and can fall asleep calmly. No worries will rob my good sleep. It is my goal to always be near to God. Then above wonderful promise will come true as God keeps His word.
Thank you, Father,I may throw all my worries on to you. In your presence my heart comes to rest, all my doubts disappear, I am freed of anxiety and fear. You are much stronger than everything that wants to oppress me. Even in greatest calamity you are there to comfort me and to build me up again. Yes, You are my wonderful Lord and Father!
Bible reading: Psalm 88: 1-19