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Today’s word for June 5, 2011

Many bulls surround me;
strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.
Roaring lions that tear their prey
open their mouths wide against me.
Psalm 22:12-13

Sometimes our problems pile over each other and we end up feeling like we are surrounded by aggressive bulls whose size and animosity inspire us with terror. Almost everyone knows that a corral where a bull is grazing is not a safe place to enter. Being overwhelmed by trouble could also make us feel like we’re surrounded by aggressive beasts whose sharp teeth are ready to liquidate us with a deadly bite. Obviously, unless we have the powers of a superhero, we will not be able to come out of the uncomfortable and dangerous situation by our own means. It is in these moments of failure when God acts because it is then when we abandon our claims of self-sufficiency and let him work. Until we reach the point where we realize that there is nothing we can do for ourselves will continue to try to resolve things by ourselves and will impede God from doing his part. Now, experience tells us that we are very clumsy in this regard.

Let us surrender our problems to God, starting with the seemingly simple issues and we will soon realize that God is interested even in the smallest details of our lives. Are not we his children? If he shows interest for our simple things, would he not also be interested in more important things? Let us allow him to act even in the smallest things and gradually we will come to know and we will be certain that he can solve any problem, even if it looks impossible to us. Remember that we should not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, we should present our requests to God. To God alone be the glory!

Today’s word 3-2-2011

like a lion in cover he lies in wait.
He lies in wait to catch the helpless;
he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.
His victims are crushed, they collapse;
they fall under his strength.
He says to himself, “God will never notice;
he covers his face and never sees.”
Psalms 10:9-11

There is a group of people who do not rule out completely that God exists, rather, they do not rule out the possibility that God exists. They believe that since it can not be proven by the scientific method that God exists, it can neither be proven that God does not exist and therefore, they rather live in doubt. They never end up deciding if they are atheists or theists. These people swim between two waters and never assume either position. In fact, they rather wait until the last moment of their lives to make a decision, unfortunately, when it will be too late. Sometimes they say: “It is possible that God exists, but how I can know for sure?” This kind of attitude and skepticism regarding the existence of God fits very well with the postmodern thought that has been promoted with much success in these current times of globalization. For them, what God has revealed through His prophets, His written Word and his Living Word has no validity.

To assume this middle of the road position carries a high risk of failing to receive the forgiveness of God for salvation. They are putting their eternal state in danger and might never leave the state of condemnation in which they live. We must act with great compassion toward these people and pray to the Father for opportunities for us to present the testimony of the gospel to them. Remember, the Holy Spirit is responsible for their conversion. Let us take into account that the people we deal with daily have different points of view and if it is not through us, how would they know that they need to invoke the name of the Lord to be saved? Here’s an interesting challenge for today. Act according to what the Holy Spirit tells you and fulfill the work that has been entrusted to you. To God alone be the glory!