Life is cyclic. We are made out of dust. To dust we return. Trees produce leaves in the spring that die in the fall, only to start the whole process over again in the spring. Even people run in cycles in their emotions and actions. In our society, we prefer to think in terms of lines-moving ahead, moving up, moving on, never to return.
Not all cycles are good. Not all cycles are fun. Any woman will tell you that! LOL! Yet, there is one cycle that I am very thankful for.
I often hear people testify or admonish others to be thankful for the small stuff. It almost sounds super spiritual to say that. On the other hand there are others who just are enthralled and captivated by the big things. But in the case of the Christian, they are all tied together. You see, if it weren't for the big events, there wouldn't be any small events to be thankful for outside of God's mercy that He has for all mankind. If it weren't for Calvary, there would be no smaller blessings to enjoy. As we enjoy the smaller blessings (I say this in relative terms for any blessing from God is BIG), we then move around into bigger blessings and the bigger blessings that we have already received just seem a little bit bigger which makes the small blessings seem a little bit bigger too, which leads to more small blessings that we didn't notice before and so it goes on and on! I don't know if the blessings actually get bigger, how do you measure a blessing from God since everything He does is perfect? But I think that as our acknowledgment of and our attention to those blessings becomes sharpened, they just seem bigger. And as blessings build in our lives, we reach a place where God does something else that just really blesses our socks off, which in turn brings even more little blessings and so it goes on and on until we reach our final destination-eternity with Christ! It's like a spiral that winds round and round and up and up at the same time. We go round but when we reach our starting point again, we are just a little bit higher than the last time. The truly awesome and amazing thing about this cycle is that it is unaffected by the circumstances of life because this cycle operates in a different realm.
So if you feel that you are stuck in a cycle, get out and jump into the realm of the cycle of God! It's all good! It's never exhausted! It just goes on and on and up and up u
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