// Lynette Hagin
Recently I was in a grocery store completing one of many tasks I had that day. The woman checking out in front of me recognized me and struck up a conversation. At the end of the chat session, she said something that I don’t recall anyone else ever telling me. Out of her mouth came, “You must have a wonderful life.” I thought, Lady, if you knew everything that I have to do today before I go to sleep tonight, you might have a different opinion about how wonderful my life is.
Then I began to meditate on how it seems that everyone looks at others and thinks, as the old adage goes, “The grass looks greener on the other side of the fence.” Many years ago I realized that regardless of how someone’s life or lifestyle might appear, everyone faces challenges. Life is not without problems. Hard times and hard places come to us all.
“They came to John and said, ‘Rabbi, you know the one who was with you on the other side of the Jordan? The one you authorized with your witness? Well, he’s now competing with us. He’s baptizing, too, and everyone’s going to him instead of us.’
Where Are You Seated?
//Kenneth E. Hagin
After Jesus was raised from the dead, the Bible says God highly exalted Him to a position of honor at His right hand and gave Him a Name that is above every name (Eph. 1:20; Phil. 2:9–11).
Mike Keyes boarded a plane in Tulsa in 1980 with a one-way ticket to the Philippines. He had $20 in his pocket and a footlocker with a few changes of clothes and his books and notes from RHEMA Bible Training Center. One thing he didn’t have was the assurance that someone would pick him up at the airport.