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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Wrestling...

Like Jacob, I am wrestling with God over a few things right now. Changes. Promises. Blessing. Expectations ~ mine, His.

He took me through a passage this morning that I struggle with.

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All of these people we have mentioned received God's approval because of their faith, yet none of them received all that God had promised. For God had far better things in mind for us that would also benefit them, for they can't receive the prize at the end of the race until we finish the race.

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I'll be honest. I don't get that. Why would He promise if He had better things in mind? Why make someone believe if He had no intention to make good on the promise? Especially when He knows from the beginning what He will do and what will happen. Doesn't that defeat the purpose of a promise anyway? What is He trying to tell me?

Any ideas???

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Today, I choose joy in the mind God gave me to search His Word for truth.

Living in His JOY, HOPE, and PEACE...


***Don't forget to pray for someone today!

3 comments:

Mrs. C said...

I think He's trying to tell you to trust in Him. It can be so hard to understand why He gives to so many people around us the things that we want most and doesn't see fit to give them to us as well. Especially when those people around us don't appreciate those blessings the way you or I would appreciate them.

I can tell you this though, whether we understand it or not and whether we like it or not...His timing is still perfect. He still knows us better than we know ourselves, and I think He will fulfill his promises to us when and how he sees fit. And I don't think that means that we can't get frustrated or even angry from time to time...even if that anger is directed towards Him. He still wants us to share all of our feelings/worries/thoughts/fears with Him. He is the only constant in our lives, and when life feels so out of our control...that's when we have to lean on Him in faith.

You're in my prayers today!

jle said...

Hey Sis,

The promises He makes will be kept and the ones we experience this side of glory are less than the blessings we will receive on the other side.

With Him in glory is the better things He has in mind. With Him this side of glory we are blessed but to a certain measure.
Don't misunderstand, the blessings this side of glory are great and often times more than we can handle but no matter how great things are between us and God here, it is only better, there.

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CC,
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Christy

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