Should life be easy or difficult?

To evaluate whether life is ease and comfort or difficulties and problems is to dissect life with our human perspective by using the principles of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. We call on our own understanding to sort our circumstances into the categories of either good or evil. We embrace the idea that comfort is good, and that difficulties are evil. But the Bible, speaking from the tree of life, presents a transcendent point of view: “ALL things work together for good to those who love God . . .” and “Count it ALL joy when you fall into diverse temptations.”

The “normal” (fallen) state of life is to live from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The Spirit-led state of life is to live from the tree of life. Christ-followers are called to look “unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” and to trust that He is allowing the situations and circumstances that come into our life so that they can craft us into His image, from glory to glory (even when it feels like life is falling apart).

Jesus sent His disciples to
Go and do
What He told them to.
Now what about you?

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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