Like the prodigal son, there are times God lets us go down the wrong road so we can realize our mistakes willfully return to Him. I had to go down this road to be fully convinced that nothing will ever go right when I work without or go behind God.
We can’t always project the image of strength. In a fallen world, even the strongest need some assistance to get by. Fortunately, for the Christian, there is help through God’s Spirit; there is help in God’s word and there is help in God’s Church.
The seed doesn’t grow until its uncomfortable under the soil. A pregnant lady has to face the discomfort of labour before going home with a baby. Throughout life, the principle is established. Before growth, someone/thing has to be uncomfortable!
The principle of strength in numbers rings true for every Christian. Scripture says where there is unity; one shall chase a thousand, and two ten thousand (Leviticus 26:8; Deuteronomy 32:30). Each part of Christ’s body cannot function in isolation!
Like the rich young ruler in Mark 10:17-31, who was scared of a life without possessions, I too didn’t want to give up my comfort. It’s not that I didn’t want to grow, its that the risk was too much.
I could make plans, but God is in charge of their outcome. My mere human efforts could never bring about the fulfilment of God’s promises in my life. Abraham and Moses learnt this the hard way and so did I.
If you’re feeling faint hearted, this one’s just for you!
These songs have been chosen because they help us in one way or another to reflect on and celebrate Jesus for all that He’s done for us. Be sure to make this into a playlist and don’t forget to praise your way through easter.
The grace for obedience is the ability to do the will of God, no matter how much your flesh struggles against it. Obedience in this context doesn’t just mean following God’s instructions, it also means living a life that is holy and devoted to God.
You have come to Jesus, the one who mediates the new covenant between God and people, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks of forgiveness instead of crying out for vengeance like the blood of Abel. – Hebrews 12:24 [NLT]