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24 Oct 2017 EXPERIENCE!
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Ecclesiastes 8:5

“He who keeps his command will experience nothing harmful; And a wise man’s heart discerns both time and judgment.”

There is a constant complaint that certain employment positions require prior experience … but without the job it is impossible to gain experience. It seems to be a no-win problem.

Following after the Lord allows everyone, from a small child to a brilliant scholar, to experience the Lord’s blessings. Jesus even called people to come to Him as a little child: Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:4).

In a world that places such unreasonable constraints on people to be conformed to pre-conceived expectations, it is refreshing to be accepted in Christ just as we are without needing prior experience.

Part of gaining experience with the Lord is tasting His goodness. It is important to take time each day and open the Word to allow the Holy Spirit to bring things to your heart that will allow you to experience His love and concern.

May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!

– – – Pastor Cecil