I've been thinking a lot about The Struggle lately; that is, the spiritual war over all of us, how that affects us, and how we react to it.
How difficult is it to embrace the hard times and to receive the reward, the wisdom, that is waiting for us there? Very! Even though it's spelled out in so many ways for us (dear to my heart is James 1:2-3) it's often so difficult to execute.
He gave us lives to live, but the more I live that life, the more I'm aware that what is in the foreground is so auxiliary. Well, except for the people around you, who you have been called by God to love. (John 13:34) And of course what is love if it is not an active pursuit of the feelings and well being of that person?
When we become aware (again) that this life is stale, what are we to do but drop everything and dig in to the truth? I just cracked open the Word and I feel so much better. So, why is that always the case?