Sunday, 1 July 2007

Beautiful Day

Today is a beautiful day. The weather where I am is warm and mild, the sun is shining and we are enjoying the company of loved ones. What's not beautiful?

Also today it is raining somewhere, people have lost loved ones, jobs terminated, illnesses have been discovered and worse. Some days are better than other days. It depends upon our perspective and our circumstances.

I believe in not accepting the 'fate de jour'. That is, we have much to do with the beauty of the day. Some days will be rotten, no doubt, but not because God has abandoned us. His love is constant throughout the good and the not so good. Trust Him and know Him to be true.

Ecclesiastes 7:14 (MSG)
14 On a good day, enjoy yourself; On a bad day, examine your conscience. God arranges for both kinds of days So that we won't take anything for granted.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I had a beautiful day on Sunday. People were praising God clapping even the odd halaujah was shouted. people came forward for prayer. (Always encouraging after you preach) Then I had lunch with one of our youth here in Tassie. We went up to a mountain sat in the warm sun (very scares at the moment) and talked God stuff. A beautiful day.
gotgumonmyshoe

Sharon said...

i was going through a tough time and someone showed me this quote from Paul claudel

"Jesus did not come to explain away suffering or remove it. He came to fill it with his presence"

My prayer is that those who are suffering will sense the presence of Jesus

Anonymous said...

Everyday with Jesus is better than the day before

Anonymous said...

Commissioner Knaggs,

Hello from New Jersey.

It is good to read your blog and to see some of what is happening in your area of the world.

I noticed your program called "the positive lifestyle programme." Is this curriculum available to yankees as well?

Please let me know how I can order it.

I hope that you and yours are well.

God Bless You!

Tom Pierce

Jim Knaggs said...

Tom - I'll need to get to you after I return to Australia via Lotus notes.