FAITH

How to make the sun shine on you today

I hope it is. It’s shining on me today but that’s because I’ve finally made a decision I can live with, one I should have made a few days ago.

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And this decision reflects God’s presence in my life. I can’t go into detail but let me say that my decision meant that someone else will benefit from something they shouldn’t while I will lose something in the process. And it stings. But they will experience undeserved mercy, just as I’ve experienced it so often myself.

Haven’t you been there? As a Christian, it should happen more than not because we should always be trying to fulfill the most important commandment, “Love the Lord your God, with all your heart, all your soul, and all your might. And your neighbor as yourself.”

When we fulfill that commandment we often have to put ourselves in positions that our prideful hearts don’t want to go. But God keeps “nagging” us to do the right thing. And when we do that “right” thing, the sun starts to shine in our heart again.

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I have a very sensitive conscience, especially to the Holy Spirit’s leading. I kinda’ wished I didn’t. What others can get away with, I can’t. I sometimes I wish I could. Of course, when you ask God to interfere in your life when he needs to (as I always do), to present a “detour” when you’re heading down the wrong road, I guess you shouldn’t be surprised when he does.

It’s funny because nothing in my life as changed today. The circumstances are just as I wrote yesterday. But I should be able to sleep tonight knowing I’ve done the kind and merciful thing.

Isn’t it strange how we are responsible for so much of our own happiness, how we are the ones that decide if the sun is going to shine on us or not?

Take a lesson from me, examine your heart. Is God asking you to do something, or not do something, that is preventing the sun from shining on you? It might be something worth considering.

I’m glad I did.

God bless and I hope you have a good day.