Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Inevitable~


We pray for God to make us stronger, 
to grow our faith, 
to deepen our walk with Him. 

As we say our "Amen" and step out into life, 
more times than not, 
we are caught off guard by what is almost inevitably coming next - 
temptation, 
trials,
suffering, 
hardship, 
disappointment, 
grief.

As much as we love "easy", 
God in His infinite wisdom, 
merciful favor, 
and unfathomable love, 
knows the only way we will grow in our faith
is to come face to face with that which builds our spiritual strength. 

Easy doesn't require faith. 
Easy doesn't build spiritual muscles. 
Easy doesn't draw us deeper into relationship with God.

It is in the hard times 
that we come to depend upon our God and discover He is dependable
It is in the hard times 
that our faith reaches with everything it has deep into the heart of God 
and there discovers everything it needs
It is in the hard times, 
when we have nothing else, 
that we come to discover God is more than enough.

We pray for God to make us stronger, 
to grow our faith,
to deepen our walk with Him. 

When God, 
in His infinite wisdom, 
merciful favor, 
and unfathomable love,
answers our prayer, 
may we not murmur, complain, resent or rebel. 

May we instead, embrace His gracious gift 
and discover what is inevitably coming next - 
spiritual strength, 
a deeper faith, 
a closer walk with our God.~










 
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2 comments:

  1. I once heard Beth Moore say, "I don't need easy, but I do need peace." I think that is a perfect expression for our Christian walk. It isn't easy, but God is absolutely dependable, and He will bring us His perfect Peace.

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  2. Hi Stacy! So nice to meet you today!

    I know that easy doesn't make me deeper in faith, but I still crave it! I know I have to grow up in my spirit so I will better cherish the difficulties. They will make me strong, and more like him. That's my goal!

    Great message today. So glad I came :)
    Ceil

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