Take Nothing for Granted

I remember one of the vivid dreams I had several years ago. The world was in a panic because scientists had said that the sun would stop existing.

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In the dream I looked up and saw the sun slowly crack into two parts. The light of the sun dimmed and then was gone.

I remember thinking, “What will happen now?” Without the sun, all life would end—we would die from extreme cold and no plants would grow. As people were horrified by what they saw and screaming in the streets, suddenly there was a new and brighter sun that appeared. In my dream I thought, “God took care of us… He wants us to live.”

I don’t know what the dream meant or why I dreamt it, but I woke up realizing that I really did believe in God, and deep down inside I knew that no matter what happens, God is still there.

I think we tend to take things for granted. We think our loved ones will always be around, that we’ll always be around, or that everything we see around us will always remain the same.

I don’t know what kind of situation you are waking up to today, but remember these five things:

1. There will be “good” days and there will be “bad” days—“Enjoy prosperity while you can, but when hard times strike, realize that both come from God. Remember that nothing is certain in this life” (Ecclesiastes 7:14).

2. God is still in control—“…doesn’t the Lord see all these things? Who can command things to happen without the Lord’s permission?” (Lamentations 3:36-37).

3. Make the most of “today”— “Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days… And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:16, 20).

4. Look for the “positive things” in your life—“Always be joyful…  Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:16, 18).

5. Keep trusting God, no matter what—“Trust in the Lord with all your heart…” “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior” (Proverbs, 3:5; Isaiah 43:2-3).

Live life to its fullest, and keep loving God!

Copyright © 2013 Dr. M. Teresa Trascritti
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