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A PIECE OF CAKE

‘It’s a piece of cake,’ is a term explaining that no effort is needed physically or mentally to achieve an outcome.
I attended afternoon tea on Mother’s Day, with my daughter-in-law, granddaughters, and granddaughters-in-law.
A mud-cake and cheesecake took pride of place in the middle of the table. We admired the beauty of the cakes, they delighted our taste-buds.

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If only life was as easy as a piece of cake. Trials, problems, and illnesses beset us, For some of us, we consider we have been singled out to bear the brunt of what life throws at us more than our contemporaries.
Should we continue to be faithful to the Lord? we wonder. We question our salvation and healing.
The heavens turn brass when we need God the most. To consider we are living under the umbrella of God’s blessing is ludicrous.
Thinking about living in the blessing of God was far from my mind. I was thankful when God blessed me but I considered I was I was nobody special, therefore was outside of the inner circle. One day while attending a church service I was struck by the fact that I was in God’s blessing. I didn’t have to work or be good to be in the center of God’s blessing, I was never out of it.
The place of blessing didn’t mean that I behaved myself. It meant God loved me so much he allowed Jesus to hang on the cross, carry my sins and indwell me making me a new person. I had to accept Jesus’ act on the cross though, to access the place of blessing.
Did it mean during times of poverty, and illness; of making poor decisions, that I lost my place of blessing? No, God loved me beyond normal.
‘Who can ever keep Christ’s love from us? When we have trouble or calamity, when we are hunted down or destroyed, is it because he doesn’t love us anymore? And if we are hungry and penniless, or in danger, or threatened with death has God deserted us? … but despite all this, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ who loved us enough to die for us.’ Romans 8:35 – 37.

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When God loves it is forever. His love is awesome, powerful. Jesus death is God’s ultimate act of love to and for us. If we can’t see it or won’t see it and accept it, we are the losers.
Understanding there is a place of blessing and we are living in it regardless, life becomes a piece of cake. Peace and strength to cope are ours.
Life will continue to condemn. Depression follow us, addictions tempt us but the blessing empowers us to break these problems. ‘Overwhelming victory is ours.’
Rejoice and rest under the umbrella of blessing. OK, we don’t deserve the blessing or the piece of cake as it were, but God loves us.
Be courageous, believe and accept Jesus, and live in the blessing.

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