Today Happened for a Reason

Romans 8:28 Calendar 2014Today is my favorite day of the year. Not because it’s a birthday, or an anniversary, or some other yearly event. It has nothing to do with the end of Summer and the coming three day weekend. It’s not because of some lucky numbers or some scientific numeric pattern.

The reason is the simple idea that today happened for a reason, as did yesterday, as will tomorrow. The date 8/28 reminds me of Romans 8:28, that “we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose”. In other words, things happen for a reason. Even when life’s circumstances are incomprehensibly difficult or just outright bad. Or when things are going better than you could have imagined. And everything in between.

That’s the beauty of our faith in Christ, that we can be content to know that He’s got us in His hands and that when life might not make sense we can trust in His love and care for us. And so remember today and everyday that God has put us where we are, today, for a reason and a purpose.

 

Happy Father’s Day from Bible or Not

Bible or Not would like to wish all of the father’s out there a happy Father’s Day! We would also like to thank our Heavenly Father for all that he does in our lives and pray that our readers have been equally or more blessed.

Here you can find a list of Father’s Day Bible verses. God bless and enjoy the day!

Bible Bread Recipes? The Wisdom of the Bible

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A fitness and nutrition trainer had recommended to my wife a more healthy bread called Ezekiel bread. The trainer is not religious, he is just very much about how regular exercise and a healthy diet can contribute to a good life.  So I went to the grocery store to find the bread, really not having a clue about it. Upon finding it I immediately had to look up Ezekiel 4:9.

“Take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and spelt; put them in a storage jar and use them to make bread for yourself. You are to eat it during the 390 days you lie on your side.” – Ezekiel 4:9 NIV

If you like whole wheat and grain breads, this is actually very good. I had also found this natural foods company had another bread product called Genesis 1:29. As expected, this natural bread is made from seeds and grains.

“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” – Genesis 1:29 KJV

There are many other dietary guidelines we find in the scriptures, from the Law of Moses (the origin of kosher practices) to Daniel and his companions eating a vegetarian diet (Daniel 1:11-16) to Paul’s advice to Timothy to drink a little wine for his stomach (1 Timothy 5:23).

So what’s the point? The Bible is full of great wisdom, not only for our spiritual welfare, but also for our natural well-being. By our nature, we tend to think natural before spiritual, and if you approach the Bible that way, you will find that you can trust the natural wisdom we find there – in this example, the bread and foods they ate were very nutritious. And if you can trust the natural wisdom of the Bible, then surely you can trust the spiritual wisdom of the Bible.

The Bible is reliable to guide us in all aspects of life, both naturally and spiritually. And if we believe this, then we can know God, and find salvation through Jesus Christ.