Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Southern Experience! Isaiah 49:10; Revelation 7:16

Good morning everyone,
You know hot is hot when you step outside from the cool indoors and immediately your breath is taken away.  Literally it feels as though you've stepped into an oven.  Humidity is a term very few understand until you visit the deep south on a very hot afternoon.  Then you have a different appreciation altogether for hot weather in Southern California.  Not that I want to go there, but I would anticipate from Scripture that hell is the kind of hot that would make me appreciate the hot humid days of Southern Florida.  Everything is relative when it comes down to appreciating something much much more when it is no longer available.  Scripture also refers to continually wanting your thirst quenched for those that are in hell.  Isaiah 49:10 says, 'They will neither hunger nor thirst, nor will the desert heat or the sun beat down on them.  He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them beside springs of water.'  Anything that is a discomfort in this world will quickly pass away.  Life is a temporary roller coaster with lots of ups and downs for the believer.  God is ready to help you with those ups and downs if you will let Him.  Every challenge you face is another way for you to grow closer to Him.  Everyday, you choose whom you will serve.  Start serving Him this day, the one that He has allowed you to live, and see how it can serve as the prequel for the life to come.  If you ever get discouraged to the point of wanting to give up, remember that it is a temporary discomfort.  It is also a place that most people have visited, or for the rest of us, a place we will eventually visit.  More importantly, remember that there is no point that He can't pull you back to Him!  He is ready to quench any and all discomforts and restore your soul!  Revelation 7:16 says, 'Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst.  The sun will not beat down on them, nor any scorching heat.'
Your brother in Christ,

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