Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Luke 10:22

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


Susan said...

I think all of us who have walked with the Lord for a number of years knows the truth of what you have shared with us today. It is called "Dying to flesh" and is a necessary step to becoming truly one with Him.

Rachael said...

Thanks, I needed that.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Good words, Barbara. Thank you.

Sue said...

No truer words were ever spoken! If it wasn't for the agony of a heartbreaking divorce years ago, I wouldn't have found my way back to God. Looking back, I see so many "stones of remembrance" along the way and am so grateful for His love and mercy.

a woman who is said...

Interesting...we both posted on the same day about trust :)

Elizabethd said...

Thank you Barbara, wonderful words of wisdom.

Anonymous said...

This was a great post. We are going through some trying times right now. It seems our whole life has been that way, but I am still learning each time that some things need to be changed.


Vee said...

That's an incredible word, Barbara. One I will be sharing with a few. Thank you.

I hope to visit again and catch up better some day. Many blessings to you...

Kate said...

Well, He certainly works in mysterious ways, it takes some understanding, that's for sure!

Mike said...

How fantastic! Beautifully put. Of course it makes sense, He is SO BIG!! thanks barbara :)

Adrienne said...

Thank you, dear friend - I needed this today. What a blessing and a reminder of His great love for us. Oh, to walk closer and closer to Him through the rest of life's journey. It certainly puts everything else in perspective!

Wright Family said...

Love this Barbara. Thanks for posting. Our pastor has just started preaching the book of Luke... it is going to take 3 years to get through it. I love to hear the gospel.

Anonymous said...

He has spoken to me, and he himself has done this.
I will walk humbly all my years because of this anguish of my soul.
Lord, by such things men live;
and my spirit finds life in them too.
(Isaiah 15b-16a)

Thank you so much for this post. I saved it to my hard-drive.

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

I love reading the Bible and learning all I can from God's word.
Thanks for a wonderful post!

Tarcy :)

Paula said...

I needed to read those quotes. Thank you for posting them.
Oliver is looking so dapper on his scooter and Becca is just precious. She should be a baby model, she is just perfect!