After the last post, you may think that everything is resolved–life is all rosy. Not quite, BUT God…
He is ever faithful. The verse that keeps popping in my mind is:
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, IF we faint not.Galatians 6:9
The ministry is not for the fainthearted, or in 2015 vernacular: the ministry is not for wimps!
Nine years ago this month, we came to our little church on the mountain top, after six months of wilderness wandering. During that difficult time, were claiming this verse:
And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD… Exodus 14:13
We had our belongings in storage and were living in my uncle’s cabin, waiting for the Lord to open the next door. When He did, it was shockingly sudden, like the parting of the Red Sea, and we went forward, praising our God for His amazing “goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!” (Psalm 107)
We long once again for His intervention on several fronts. In case you haven’t noticed, as born-again believers, we have an enemy that is relentless and NEVER sleeps! BUT, we also “have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” (Hebrews 4:15) In plain English: He knows!!! So, it “just so happened” that in my reading for today, from Oswald Chambers Daily Devotional Bible, I read the following:
Whenever God brings His deliverances they are so supernatural that we are staggered with amazement. It is one of the most helpful spiritual exercises to reckon what God has done for us already. When God wanted to make His ancient people realize what manner of God He was, He said, “Remember the crossing of the Red Sea,” and in the New Testament Paul says, “Remember, it is the God who raise Jesus from the dead.” These two things are the unit of measurement of God’s power. If I want to know what God can do, He is the God who made a way through the sea; if it is a question of power for my life, the measurement of that is the resurrection of Jesus.
“Bring back our captivity, O LORD, …” (Psalm 126:4) I call upon my soul to remember what God has done and it makes me bold to entreat Him to do it again. It is a crime to give way to self-pity, to be weak in God’s strength when all this God is ours…