Flank, Parry, Counter

A question has been posed by many believers in the past, that leaves most non believers or seekers stunted. It was a question that was posed to my father. It was a question that was posed to many on the journey to enlightenment and I do not believe many are as convicted about there responses to it and that is why there is so much struggle in the world today.

If and when you see Heaven, If and when you become one of the many stars in Heaven, If and when you come to grasps with your own immortality and are assured of your place in Heaven. If and when you become saved from the pit of Hell that is the resting place for the souls that do not know the way.

Why do we struggle so much on this earth, for the things of this earth?

James 4:14

“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”

To answer the question as to why we struggle? I’d like to believe that the competitive drive the Father demands on our lives is reason enough to struggle for the greater good. It is by his example that we know what struggle is and to do anything short of that is ill gotten gain. To do anything short of carrying the burden that he placed on our souls is to deny our own singular testimony. It was in our testimony that we learned to humble ourselves to the Father and when we do bow the knee and serve, would we not put our whole heart into it.

It was so easy to do things in the Natural for ourselves. It was so easy to earn a place in society for a Collage  degree and so easy to fall short, but at what point did we think it was ok to  say in our testament to the Father, that because Heaven is only a breathe away, it is ok to do nothing?

Psalms 8:4

O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. 2Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. 3When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 4What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?5For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. 6Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: 7All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;

Knowing this to be true: Knowing that the Father is Mindful of Us; are we not to be Mindful of him?

He gave us life and promised us abundance in this life if we were to keep his ways. He asked us to be ambassadors of HIS goodness. This is to be understood in our manner, in our speech, in our very breathe that we at times take for granted; especially if we are asking, “Why are we here in this life to struggle?”

With so much going on in the world. With so many distracted by the aims of those that seek a clear and present evil, there is only so much one can do to maintain the FAITH. To keep to the path.

Psalms 39:

(To the chief Musician, even to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David.) I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.

2 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.

3 My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,

4 LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.

5 Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

6 Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.

8 Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.

9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.

10 Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand.

11 When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.

12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

We turn our faces aside when we see something going wrong because we can feel our mortality and know that being human is a good enough excuse to allow things to be, without saying anything. To leave it in Gods caring Hands.  To allow our strength to wane as if we have the right.

No, everyday I have breathe I will hold onto these passages as I urge you all. To remember that we are accountable for the free will, God granted us and that is why we struggle. We should revel in the struggle and in the troubling times. For that means we are alive. We are living a life that is the envy of the angels and dreamed of by the beasts of the field.