Is it Luck or it is a Blessing?
Many still believe about luck that anything they received is because they are lucky. Some were lucky to be born with wealthy parents, lucky to have beautiful family, lucky to be successful in every decision they made and lucky to get whatever they want. We are blessed because God did it for us to be thankful. Did you ever thank God for all the blessings you received? Maybe not because you think it is luck. Luck is a chance but God gives assurance.
When we lack knowledge about ourselves we can easily make mistakes referring our success to our lucky star and ignore that there is One bigger behind every success that we received. We may ignore the fact about the reason for our success but being ignorant is not an excuse but innocence does. When Adam and Eve was blessed to inhabit the Garden of Eden, we can quickly imagine how wonderful to have a perfect life especially meeting God face to face. Adam and Eve’s innocence of the present danger of disobedience at that time was not an excuse to be removed from the Garden. What more if ignorance cause them to be out of God’s sight, we may get impacted of greater trouble more than what we can bear at this moment of our time.
Being lucky and being blessed are two different events in our life. There’s no comparison between the two and we cannot choose to have them both. For example, we cannot compare the sweetness of an orange with an apple as both have sweetness but a hint of difference. We can easily distinguish being lucky and being blessed. When we deal with physical perspective, luck is more popular in usage especially in gambling but in spiritual gathering, blessing is more a common usage. Two different things that we can experience and each one gives happiness to our well being. God is a Spirit and blessings come from God who acknowledges Him; while luck is physical state that the world made it popular and well accepted. Spiritual can have eternal life while physical can see corruption. Sometimes it is easy for us to know God than to know ourselves. God is transparent. God never and will never change the promised word but He can change the circumstances for the fulfillment of His purpose and will. Human changes most of the time especially if it gives us favor.
If love of money can change the world around you, would you submit even though you are aware that money is the root of all evil, that you cannot serve two masters that will cause you to love one and despise the other one? Humans are weak when experiencing austere life. They can easily and quickly make a u-turn, from walking straight to unfocused direction. When you look at the mirror instead of saying I was made in His image and this is how God looks like is totally absurd. Who gave you courage to say that when you know that God will never love money? God is faithful in loving us that is why we are here today and will be with Him when we are gone. Lack of knowledge is lack of foundational truth. When Jesus said that He is the truth, He was talking about the truth of the word of God.
We are all actors and the world is our stage and that is who we are. We perform according to what we can deliver. We are assigned to do something that sometimes we are not aware till later in our act. There are times that we lead the play and there are times we are the villain. When the curtains open, the acts begin; we make great efforts to show the best performance ever. However, regardless of hard work shown, we still are unable to perform any better. These failures to do better are not achieved because sometimes we are not focused and our mind is somewhere else and think that God is in control. Life begins as soon as we enter the stage and ends when the curtain goes down. There is time to enter the stage and time to leave. There are neither no excuses nor exemption that one day when the power of the dust spoiled our body, we may or may not be born again. That is the sacred secret that no one has the capacity to know except God.
Due to freedom of our will, our choice becomes our destiny. The Holy Spirit will guide us to the right path but if we ignore The Spirit to use us, God Himself will not intervene to our chosen destination. We want to be with God not because of many good things we heard about heaven, where there’s the never ending joy and most of all the presence of God is the most significant of all. What more do we need when we have the wholeness and fullness of God, His unsearchable and un-measureable richness and His true unconditional love will be felt by those who made it to eternity. We can shout out loud coming from our heart that the best things that the eternal life can give are the non existence of fear, worries and anxiety. No time to catch up for our daily routine, no religion to fight for, any wealth to possess, no greed and many things that our glorious mind and body need will be provided without delay.
The God that provides our needs will put the wants to an end. No more dreams and hope, everything will be there to be enjoyed. The space allotted to us by mother earth will regain its beauty and charm, the birds will sing again and the beast will have a domesticated behavior, no more eating of animal flesh because we may no longer need to eat and work. Survival will not be needed because our glorified body will be part of God’s possession. The competition that seems to have no end will be gone; race division will be whole and in one accord. We will not see decays or corruption of the body anymore. All will come to pass and the new earth and new heaven will take place.
Now that we know who we are, where we are, let us start back time when life began. Life begins with God and God is good. God is love, He gives us favor that we do not deserve and even keeps on missing the mark, His steadfastness cannot be measured and His loving kindness is unparalleled. Life is very short and we should not waste the time given to us. The borrowed body we have is limited and we must not waste time to find our way back to God.
After the fall of man due to innocence, we became the lost children of God seeking to find the Father who made us visible on this mission. We can start with a question like: What do we have to do to find our way to the Father, our creator? How can we make our life worth living in the sight of God? How can we qualified to be in the kingdom of heaven when we cannot even defend our kingdom here on earth? Who can we turn to when nobody seems to listen to the cry of our spirit? How can the cry of our souls be lifted up so sin can no longer reach us? Why the cry of our body seems so weak that cannot reach the heaven above? When and how we can find the road to our Father’s glorious kingdom? These are the cries of the lost children of God who bore the sinful nature after the fall.
Many are not aware that crying, begging and seeking for the Father have ceased and deceased long time ago due to the belief that the blood sacrifice of the Son Jesus was the only way to salvation. Many still don’t get it that leaving the Father out of our journey is a big human error. We must know by now that when sin entered the earth due to one man Adam, the Father sent the 2nd and last Adam for a redemptive work. The Son Jesus Himself did not claim God’s glory but instead said that He will submit to the Father so that the Father will be all and all.
For us not to believe that we are no longer under the bondage of the original sin, we must examine ourselves to know, who we are. What we are? Where you are going after this life? The Son Jesus did not just waste His life; he succeeded in erasing the domino effect of the original sin. With His last breath on the cross, He said “It’s finished”, it means the completeness of His mission here on earth was absolutely finished. We keep on sinning because of our weak nature. We can easily be deceived and tempted brought to us by our flesh. That is why we should not let our time here on earth goes by without acknowledging the existence of the Father. . We should not let ignorance of the word of God put us to shame when the time comes. Remember our time here is temporal while in eternity it will last forever.
Father God said; “He will bless those who bless you, And He will punish him who punishes you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”Genesis 1:3. Let us be a blessing to others by witnessing the wholeness and fullness of the Father, the Almighty One, and to thank the Mighty Son who brought us in reconciliation with the Father so the Father will be all in all.