God Does Not See Your Size (Thin or Fat); He Sees Your Heart

“The other night I was flipping channels and was surprised to come across a broadcast featuring Robert Tilton—the so-called “profit prophet” who was the subject of an ABC Primetime investigation in 1991. Turns out little has changed since then.

Wearing the requisite high-dollar pinstriped suit, there was Mr. Tilton, grinning like a Cheshire cat and enthusiastically promoting his new book How to Be Rich and Have Everything You Ever Wanted, which, by the way, can be yours free of charge TODAY! Um, yeah. Anyway …”

“No host of “Fit Club” angels waiting in the, um, wings. The good news: God does see and care about our struggles—even when it comes to our weight. It’s just that His perspective is different than ours.

While we’re busy obsessing about the outward shape of our bodies, God is looking deeper, into the pain, shame and fear that shape who we are on the inside. This is the stuff He’s concerned about—the stuff He wants to heal.

The truth is, neither riches nor thinness—nor any other human endeavor, for that matter—will ever bring us the happiness we seek. Good thing we know the One who can”

Read the entire article here: RADIANT | Life from the Inside Out.

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If Job Loss Comes Your Way…

There is a saying: “When America sneezes, the world catches the cold”.

We all have seen, and in some ways, experienced the ripple effect of the world economic breakdown which has already impacted on the economic environment in Barbados. The reality is,  the current situation is sure to cause greater damage. Thousands of people have lost homes and jobs in the United States and London, and we both know that it could be you or me next; only God knows.

We in Barbados have not experienced any significant job loss as a result of the economic world situation,  but we are told that hard times are ahead.

What will you do if you lose your job tomorrow? How will you survive?

Over at Crosswalk.com, Ed Gungor offers some simple and practical advice on how God wants us to handle job loss. He will help us survive any situation.

The good news is that God promises to help us in our financial lives—even when we don’t know where our provision is going to come from. Jesus told the masses in his day (many of whom were unemployed), “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes” (Mat 6:34 MSG)….Jesus told those who wanted God to help them with their financial need to “seek first his kingdom and his righteousness” (Mt. 6:33). Seeking “his kingdom” is looking for his influence. Seeking “his righteousness” is working hard to do what is right…

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