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Take Up Your Cross May 1st 2015

Do you complain and blame or worship and praise God in all things?

Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly. (Job 1:20-22 KJV)

Job biblically portrayed mourning and humbleness in this scripture verse by renting his mantle, shaving his head (removing his covering), falling upon the ground and worshipping God.

Job said: “Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither…” in the process of mourning before God is a humble desire to remove anything coming in the way of a close relationship with God.  Job was outwardly declaring all he had come from the hand of God and when or if God chose to remove anything from his life so be it; as God both gives and removes things from us according to His own will.

Job was able to praise God giving Him heartfelt appreciation despite any adverse circumstance in his life.  Often we like to whine and murmur in the middle of disastrous conditions surrounding us.  Some even inwardly or outwardly blame God for disheartening or discouraging events occurring in their life.

We can all take lessons from Job’s godly mannerisms.  The way he chose to lift God up in praise and thanksgiving rather than choosing to sin against His holiness or blame God for any overwhelming events occurring in his life. Job understood everything he had come from the hand of God and could be taken away as God sees fit according to His will working in our life.  God always has our best concerns at heart and always promotes betterment of our spiritual health.

takeupyourcrossredocmclearHave you worshipped God today thanking Him for everything in your life; whether it be good or bad circumstances surrounding you in this moment?


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