On the JOB Training

Job 19:23-27 – Oh that my words were written! Oh that they were inscribed in a book! Oh that with an iron pen and lead they were engraved in the rock forever! For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me!

I’ve been writing these devotionals for about 2 years. I have made it part of my life and in doing so I try to write them based on personal experiences or something I’ve observed during the previous week or so. I consider them my outreach to whoever may read them. If just one person is affected by all the devotionals I write until I die, it will be worth every effort I have and will spend writing them. Until recently I’ve really never had a problem finding material or a subject to write about. However in the last few weeks it has been very hard and the devotionals I have written have felt “forced” and without feeling or real meaning. So the last couple of weeks I have taken a step back to examine myself.

Now let me preface this by saying I consider myself a fairly “young” Christian & my faults are too numerous to list. However, I know my heart is in the right place and like Paul I am “running the race to win the prize”, 1 Corinthians 9:24. I have been very diligent in my Bible study and quiet time. So I am left to wonder why I haven’t been able to find the words for my devotionals. It begs many of the same questions Job had for God.

We all know it’s so easy to praise God in times of victory and good fortune. Job showed us all that regardless of our Misfortunes God is always good and that unwavering faith will be rewarded. Having just finished Job, I put my full faith In God through my Savior Jesus Christ. It’s not always easy, . . . that’s why we can all stand a little on the “Job” Training!

Psalms 69:13 – But as for me, my prayer is to you, O LORD. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.

2 thoughts on “On the JOB Training”

  1. Glad you stepped back for a couple of weeks. I like the title and the way you “played” on the name JOB. He certainly had his trials. Everything happens in God’s timing, not ours. I still have a tendency to expect my prayers to be answered immediately, but He doesn’t work that way. A time away is often what is needed to get the thoughts coming through again and that’s what you did and it happened. Keep it up. I miss the devotionals when they don’t come.

  2. Hey Jim, I know your level of devotion just in the short hours we meet on Mondays for Bible Study and I truely relate to Job and to the specific scripture this week. Keep on doing what you do!

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