An Adventurous Life


Psalm 34:6
An Adventurous Life

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Forgive me if this is a little dis-jointed at the moment, so is my life. We were given a 90-day eviction notice yesterday, because the landlord has to renovate the house to meet the new rental law standards. So we have to find somewhere else to live. This is problematic because we have 2 cats, 4 cage rats and 3 disabled people in the household. My partner/ex-partner has decided to take his daughter and leave me, getting a place on his own with his daughter. This has been coming for a while but it still greatly hurts and along with my own emotional pain, I have to deal with the 3 disabled who are now understandably distressed, stressed and somewhat freaking out (my family). So I could use your prayers.

Where is God in all this? I am sure He is still in control and has His reasons.

Our Old Testament reading today is Psalm 34:1-6 and verse 6 leaped off the page at me. He has heard me!

When I talked to my youngest daughter on facebook, about it all, her remark was, “Your life is always like a bloody drama, I swear.” It's not like I really want it that way. I am not one of those people who generate their own drama all the time. . . .I have known a few people like that. I try to avoid them, my life has enough drama without people like that in it. But it seems it has always been a case of, “Who needs Shortland St, my life is a soap opera.” When I read today’s New Testament reading, I took a deep breath and realized, if my life is a soap opera - Paul’s was a full-blown Epic Movie Drama. He had "An Adventurous Life", he was shipwrecked 3 times, jailed and tortured, multiple times FOR HIS FAITH, stoned to death once, his Christian friends came and picked up the body, prayed for him and brought him back. He knew hunger, cold and rejection with extreme prejudice all for the sake of the gospel. Yet he would rather boast about his weakness - that’s because our weakness shows Jesus strength.

But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.- 2 Corinthians 12:9

I will have to look to Jesus now to get through this time. Our Gospel reading is about keeping your Treasure in Heaven. I have never been overly materialistic, for me it is people rather than things with the exception of things that are a reminder of loved ones. I have however lost people from my life - as we all do eventually. They are my treasure awaiting me in Heaven and I haven’t given up on the unsaved in my family - praying for them is so important. I want to know they will be with me in Heaven one day.