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Elevated Through Christ 

by Gloria S. Schloss (c) 2017


Burdened, Anxiety-Ridden, Scared, Fearful?

Scriptures: Proverbs 3:5-8; Matthew 11:28-30

Are you visiting the blog today because you are a Christian? Or maybe you are not and you just were curious or "stumbled" across it?

Are you presently haunted by any of the following questions, whether a Christian or not?

Are you perceived as lowly in the eyes of the world financially or are you on the top?

Are you saddedend because you feel abandoned on earth by those you love or are you intertwined lovingly with all those for whom you care?

Are you very uneasy or even petrified by all the politics, natural or man-made disasters circumventing the globe today?

Are you distraught about the evil, real evil, that has perpetuated itself to a new high in this world in which we live?

Are you filled with anxiety because of illnesses which surround you and your family and friends?

Are you trusting in your own limited knowledge, wisdom and understanding as to what you should do, where you should be, how you should act or how you should react?

Are you thrusting yourself into situations over which you really have no control because you lack the humility to stand back and not try to manipulate cirrcumstances?

If andy of these or other problems have you "reeling out of control", Christian or not, it is definitely time to stand back, look where YOU are in life and position yourself in the mighty arms of the world's loving Savior, Jesus Christ.

Perhaps most of the time you do not feel any of these things, not beause you have no problems or have become aloof or uncaring, but, because you have reached a maturity withing the realm of God's glory.  This is a place which all of us can reach by placing trust and faith in the Son of God, our Lord Jesus.

Many times, all of us, Christians and non-Christians, have become overwhelmed by many diverse circumstances.  For those of you who are not Christians, please listen as I plead for you to acknowledge your need for the Savior, Jesus Christ.  Jesus, Who makes us righteous before Almighty God; Jesus, Who changes our scarlet sins of the past and makes them white as snow; Jesus, through Whom we have eternal life by believing He is the Son of God, that He died for our sins, was buried, but, rose again on the 3rd day and ascended into Heaven to sit at the right hand of God, The King of the Universe.

As we come to Him in this manner, with a true redemptive spirit, we now become part of the family of God.  My desire is for you to come before Him now and acknowledge all I have just written as Truth.

At that point, do all our burdens go away, do all circumstances immediately change? No, but at that moment, you, as well as, other Christians can go to our Father through the blood of the Lamb of God, Jesus, and place all your anxieties, your burdens and your entire life in His hands asking and waiting for His wisdom to be imparted to you.

None of us as Christians become mature in our Christian life until we grow.  Just as a baby grows to physical maturity in this world, so too, we need to grow spiritually in the Lord.  Growing in the Lord only begins to reach maturity as we spend time with Him, in the study of The Bible, our constant prayer-life, and obeying as we are taught by Him.

By all means, as Christians we are to make a mark, we are to leave an ever-lasting impression and witness not only to the saving grace of the sacrifice of our Lord, Jesus Christ, but to encourage, with love, how we, who know we have been "Elevated through Christ" to a higher level, a level from which we have a "special rest" in our hearts, desire others to also find that "special rest." We know and we wish for all of you to know, that if we allow Him, trust Him with our solid faith, He will take care of us in all situations in our lives even when things look gloomy.

We cannot control others; we definitely have no control over the horrid or evil circumstances which exists in his world today unless, of course, we have personally contributed to their existence.

It has been proven that anxiety or worry gains us nothing of a positive nature in our lives.  Generally, it only leads to our own illness or demise.  However, laying all our burdens upon the Lord through, not only fervent prayer, but also, placing our trust, faith and belief in our Almighty Father, will allow each one of us to have a peace only possible because we trust and love Him Who first loved us.

We all have our own personal heartaches.  In many instances, most, even those closest to us, may not be aware of our problems.  As we all go through the remainder of our lives, we should remember many things about Our God, I am listing a few below and I am sure that you can add to this list.

     o  He loved us first and sent His Son to be our Savior, Lord and Friend.

     o  We are in this world, but not of this world.

     o  As you have read the 1st scripture for the day, you will find it is filled with much wisdom.  If you can memorized it, please do.  Most people only memorize verses 5 & 6; but there is much to be gleaned by memorizing verses 7 & 8 also.

     o  Remember the other scripture of the day, Matthew 11:28-30, and, lay all your burdens at His feet.

     o  The Bible teaches us much.  We learn through others who have trusted in the Lord in the Bible.  Joseph was sold into slaverly by his jealous brothers; however, even after many injustices had taken place in Joseph's life, he held no ill-will toward them.  When the famine hit, he was genuinely kind to his brothers.  He later said to them (Genesis 50:20), "But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass as it is this day, to save much people alive." (If you have the desire to read about Joseph, begin in Genesis, Chapters 37 through the end, Chapter 50. [For anyone new to The Holy Bible, Genesis is the 1st Book of the entire Bible.])

Things happen to all of us in this world; but rememer we are fighting "evil, Satan and his angels," not people.  We must also remember God was, is, and always will be and He changes not and HE IS SUPERIOR TO SATAN!  As we all look where we are today, let us make a decision to follow the desires of God's heart for our lives; let us learn to trust Him always to take whatever anyone or any circumstance has beset us to know that He will take what was meant for evil and use it for good. 

     o  Remember our role on earth is to glorify God and to be witnesses for Him and His Son to the uttermost parts of the earth.

     o  Lastly, for today, I would like each of us as Christians, to keep foremost in our hearts, minds, and souls that our true and abiding home is not on this earth as it exists today.  Our true home will one day be free of pain, tears and mostly, it will be filled with Love Himself.  As we look forward, with grateful hearts, to a magnificent beautiful eternity, may we be ever mindful, prayerful and duty bound by Matthew 28:18-20: "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of The Holy Spirit.  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am wih you alway, even unto the end of the world." Amen.

If you are a student of The Holy Bible now, you understand that all occurances over the past nearly 70 years are directly pointing to the soon coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Thankfully, we praise His name for all things now and in the future.  Please join me in saying, "Maranatha, Maranatha, Come quickly Lord, come!

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Love,

Gloria