Posted by: jamsco | May 8, 2013

What To Do When God Is Blessing You

There is much written about a correct biblical perspective for people who are going through hard, painful, difficult times. This is right, helpful and biblical.

But there is not much discussion about how a Christian should behave/think/pray when they are going through good times. Included in this week’s verse is the phrase “Rejoice with those who rejoice”, so I thought it would be a good time to think about it. I compiled a list.

Eleven Things To Do When Your Life Lacks Pain, Confusion, Sadness or Difficulty.
Or
Eleven Biblical Responses to Good Days

1. Allow yourself to experience joy.

2. Take note of this joy to remember when you are going through hard times.

3. With sensitivity and discretion, tell others about this. Proclaim God’s mercy and grace.

4. Know that authentic joy is not legitimate cause for guilt or shame.

5. Thank God.

6. Ask yourself, “What did I do to deserve this?” There is only one right answer (and “Sound Of Music” got it wrong1.)

7. If some of this joy is a result of an abundance of resources – share with those who are in need. If your blessings can spill over onto others, so much the better.

8. Don’t expect it to last forever.

9. Be aware that at the same moment that you are rejoicing others are weeping. Weep with them.

10. Sing Songs Of Praise.

11. Let this work itself out in your heart to cause you to want to obey God.

Did I miss any?

1“Nothing comes from nothing, nothing ever could.” True. “So somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have done something good.” False.

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