All things are delivered unto me of my Father – Luke 10:22
Lets have a break in our travels for some spiritual inspiration. Everyone of us has times when life is hard and questions, and maybe even doubts creep in. I know that I have to remind myself at times that God has my best interests at heart and take a faith stand against any condemnation that might rear it's ugly head as I struggle with one issue or another. In browsing through my files I came upon this word written by a Pastor in Florida who was speaking at a conference that I was attending back in the mid-nineties.
Ask the crucified One who authored His death, and He will reply, “My Father.”
If crucified by the will of God, as horrifying as the experience was, it must end in triumph. That which comes to us by the hand of God must end in triumph!
“The fullness of joy is to behold God in everything!”
Seen rightly, even pain and suffering are agents of God’s steadfast love, escorting us into glory. He will expose our inadequacies, but only to reveal Himself as our adequacy. He will identify our weaknesses, so His strength might become ours by experience.
When we begin to see life with God at the centre, we have ears to hear Him say,
“I dug your pits of fear, in order to intimately fill you with my perfect love. I dashed your house of dreams, to personally build your house of life on unshakeable reality. I meant your hellish despair, it drove you into my heavenly hope. I caused you to experience that haunting hollowness of heart….so you might be filled, intimately and personally filled, with My Life.”
Taken from, “One in Christ” newsletter by Steve Pettit