The world we live in today is anything but PEACE. Yesterday was a day where I felt like everything around me was crumbling.
One of my favorite underwriters got laid off of his job- called me in the morning to tell me and left me with a horrible unsettling feeling- Who can I get such great quotes from?... then I take a deep breath and say THANK YOU GOD I STILL HAVE A JOB.
One of my co-workers comes into my office and complains at how the economy is and how he is loosing business instead of getting more business- He was so upset that this month he did not even make his draw- When will business pick up?.... then I take a deep breath and say THANK YOU GOD THAT MY CUSTOMERS ARE DOING WELL AND THAT I AM ACTUALLY GETTING MORE BUSINESS.
One of Landini's customers is eliminating their health benefits because they can no longer afford to provide it for their employees- When will they have to close their doors?... then I take a deep breath and say THANK YOU GOD FOR AN EMPLOYER WHO CONTINUES TO PAY FOR OUR HEALTH INSURANCE.
One of my friends calls me to tell me that her mother and father were in an accident and died at the scene- they were not saved and she is heartbroken- we had been praying for them for a while- They have no more "chances" of SALVATION- she was so sad- all I could do was pray and cry with her. Why could they not see the need of their salvation from eternal damnation?.... then I take a deep breath and say THANK YOU GOD FOR MY SALVATION- NOT ONLY MINE BUT MY PARENTS AND PAUL'S PARENTS.
You ever have one of those days where everything and everyone around you are falling apart. That was yesterday! I took that awful feeling and transferred it over to GOD- and the HOPE that I have ONLY in HIM! and HE gave me PEACE- I know that "all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose" Romans 8:28
Paul and I were talking about knowing that this world will only get worse- It has to in order to fulfill scriptures- We are going to pray for inner PEACE in a world where their is not going to be PEACE. Remember to take deep breaths and Thank God for everything that is going on in our lives.