Friday, May 20, 2011

Man I Turned The Other Cheek Only To Get Slapped

There is a saying in Matthew 5:39 Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. I often wondered why in the world would anyone do this? I set it on the back burner and did not think much of it until the other day. It seemed like the devil was trying to steal the joy from all around me. Whew! I was hit with this whammy bam! Then another bam! Then another bam! My cheeks had turned so much I needed a little neck adjustment. In the end I realized that this exercise was to strengthen me. " To turn the other cheek to see over the rainbow" To see clearly. To set those life changing goals. To smile with people because they will smile back. Job in the bible never gave up. The devil stole his joy every day for a while. God had his hands on him though and the devil could not kill him. Psalms 68:28 Summon your power, O God; show us your strength, O God, as you have done before. Amen!