UNCLE CARLE'S CORNER
CHAPTER 10

WORDS OF WISDOM FROM ANOTHER MODERN-DAY
DISCIPLE...          CARLE IS A FRIEND OF MINE FROM 'BACK IN
THE DAY' & NOW THAT WE'VE BOTH DEVOTED OUR LIVES TO
SPREADING JESUS'MESSAGE. THE LORD SAW FIT TO
RE-UNITE US IN OUR JOINT EFFORTS TO PROCLAIM THE
NAME!!!  I'M HONORED & GRATEFUL THAT HE'S WRITING FOR
THE PORCH!!

Contrary to popular opinion, the Porch isn't all hearts, flowers, poems and pretty
pics with a completely female following.....Just take a peek at the guest book and
you'll see many, many gentlemen who hang out here quite regularly!!    

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Around the Corner


Have you ever noticed how God does not check with us before He
makes things happen? I am very sure that is a good thing. I’ve
noticed on several occasions that things have happened in my life
and I was worried about the outcome. The Bible tells us to be
anxious for nothing. However, being the human being that I am, I
worried. Of course when it was all said and done, there was never
really anything to worry about. The outcome was already
predetermined by God before the situation even began. And as a
result, I had one more gray hair in a head that already is
overpopulated with gray hair. I envision life like this:

God sits high in the heavens and looking down at our existence
here on earth. I recently lived in New York for almost 3 decades so I’
m very familiar with the city landscape, skyscrapers and so forth. I
picture God looking down on the streets of our lives and seeing us
go through intersections of circumstances. We go by buildings, go
around buildings passing each other in our day-to-day activities. As
I’m going down the Avenue of Life, at some point something is
going to cross my path, be it good or bad. From His vantage point,
God cannot only see what’s going to cross my path, He is the one
that either permitted it or initiated that thing.

Experience has taught me that something is coming, I just don’t
know what it is or when. So I worry. For the 10 blocks of life that I
crossed, God watched me and he knew that I would need either
release or some resolution by the time I got to the 20th block, so at
that intersection He has already dispatched the resolution to my
problem. Of course I have no way of knowing this. This is where the
rubber meets the road, this is where faith crosses reality, or where
faith intersects life’s experience. The Bible tells us “without faith it
is impossible to please God”. I absolutely have the faith that God
exists. Sometimes it is difficult to have the faith that God will solve
my problem (in my timeframe). The silly part about it is that He
always does. ALWAYS!!

God sees me going up the avenue of life and he sees the resolution
to my problem about to intersect where I am at that point in my life.
All I have to do is keep moving forward and have faith that God is
going to solve this. As you read this, can’t you picture some
scenario in your life where you fretted and you worried because
you did not know the outcome in advance? That sounds like every
day for a lot of people. Just as I’m about to get to critical mass,
here comes the resolution that God has sent me coming around the
corner. All I can do is smile and shake my head at my disbelief. Now
what has transpired here? I had a problem, God gave me a solution.
God always knew that the solution was going to be there. I was
tested to see if I was going to have faith that God had my back.
Ask yourself this question: do you have the confidence that God
has your back or are you worried about every little thing that
happens in your life? Do you think your God is bigger than your
problem or is your problem bigger than your God? Having that faith
is not an easy thing for most of us. As I have gone through life, my
faith has absolutely increased however, there is a tremendous
amount of room for improvement.  IN the book of James Chapter 1:
2-3 he says: “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers
temptations. Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh
patience.”  I underlined when, because that tells us clearly that we
will fall into divers temptations(problems).  Not if but WHEN.  That
means it is coming!!!  That means not only can we prepare for
problems, but we SHOULD prepare for them, because THEY ARE
COMING!!!
If you know that a storm is coming, would you not make sure to
have provisions in your home to make it through the storm? We
need to prepare for the storms of life by having a consistent prayer
life. Our provision is the word of God and prayer. Just like a bear
eats to have additional fat for its body to feed on when it
hibernates, we need to feed on the word of God so when we are in
the wilderness of life, that word will sustain us through those trials.  
No matter what you think will happen, God has your back and He
has made sure that the solution is always just AROUND THE
CORNER
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