My children can ask some seriously tough questions. Sometimes it’s hard because the answer is straightforward, but the truth is difficult to comprehend. Other times, there isn’t a clear explanation; God didn’t choose to reveal it to us in Scripture. While driving in the car, my five-year-old announced she had a question.
The Scriptures make it clear that believers in Christ are to be on our guard because the enemy is against God, so He, too, will attack the Father’s children. We are part of a spiritual battle that many days we wake up forgetting is going on. When our lives are consumed with the temporary, we forget the eternal.
Because Christians have no need to fear death, we have the opportunity to share with family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and even strangers how they can live fear free, too, and pass from life to life.
If we are to embrace each new day, we can’t get stuck on the troubles of yesterday or any worries about the future. Instead, we should use these practical steps to wake up in the morning and embrace what’s to come.
A failing relationship, a demanding job, a wayward child. Any number of things can happen in life that leaves us questioning whether or not to give up. One of Paul’s most encouraging messages was, “I am able to do all things through him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
Martha was distracted. In all fairness, Martha may have started her day off fine, excited Jesus would be coming. But somewhere along the line, Martha got distracted. What she would offer Jesus became bigger than him.