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The Musings of a Stubborn Believer

Whatever it Takes…

Isaiah 17


Thank God for the days when a man’s eyes “look to his Maker”… Even though they be driven there by leanness of flesh and loss of glory, (v.4) and famine, and dearth, and struggle… (v.5-6)
Yes, thank God… If that’s what it takes to keep our eyes on Him, so be it.
I personally can’t grow while living an easy life. I don’t know anyone who can.
That’s why I crave the fire’s embrace…
Not in freedom from trial, but in the midst of it, is Christian character developed… 
It is the triumph of the Christian faith that it enables its followers to suffer and be strong; to submit, and thus to conquer; to be killed all the day long, and yet to live; to bear the cross, and thus to win the crown of glory.
–AA 467, Quoted

1 Comment

  1. Amen… Lord WHATEVER it takes… "The fact that we are called upon to endure trial proves that the Lord Jesus sees in us something very precious, which He desires to develop. If He saw in us nothing whereby He might glorify His name He would not spend time in refining us… Christ does not cast worthless stones into His furnace… It is the valuable ones that He tests.

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