This is yours…

August 30, 2006 at 11:41 pm 4 comments

I don’t know you, but am convicted in my heart to pass this on to you anyway…

You are going through some tough moments.

Your “why” questions are reminiscent of my struggle with unanswered prayer, expectations that have not been met, could have beens (including people and opportunities) that are not.

Some of my questions in the past have generally included:

a). Why is waiting so much part of being a Christian?

b). Why can’t God just give us what we need now?

c). We certainly need justice for the oppressed, equality and equity in the world for the poor, elimination of terror, etc, don’t we? Why do such disturbing situations linger before our eyes for ever so long?

d). It is about 2,000 years since the resurrection, why should we still be waiting for the Kingdom of God? How come we are still preaching the Gospel of Christ?

II Cor. 4:1-11 has often been helpful.

Vs. 7 says: “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.”

So I can look at those scars of the past and present them as badges of honor which declare that any victory is from God.

Not that it is easy.

It is humbling; you admit that you are not the best in everything.

Yet it is liberating.

You marvel at God’s grace in continuing to use such imperfection in the way He does.

Life goes on and may you find Him true today and in the days ahead.

Remember too Timothy Radcliff’s words: “God is not a god. He is not a powerful celestial superman. The coming of the Lord is not like the chattering of cavalry coming to our rescue, but that God comes from within, inside our deepest interior.”

This is where we least expect him to come from and therefore calls for patience and waiting for He not only endures with us but will also show up when we need Him most.

Now, God also gives His best in life to those who leave the choice to Him.

May He hide you under His wings and carry you through every corner of this life.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. uaridi  |  August 31, 2006 at 1:35 am

    You did not answer completly, but I have learnt to wait because sometimes, just having someone put the question in words is enough.

    Be blessed

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  • 2. Mia  |  August 31, 2006 at 9:20 am

    This is beautiful.
    Love the lines – “So I can look at those scars of the past and present them as badges of honor” and “God also gives His best in life to those who leave the choice to Him”.
    So true what Uaridi says above about someone putting the questions in words – identification with and empathy for a situation is sometimes an answer in itself.

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  • 3. Kenyan Analyst  |  August 31, 2006 at 3:07 pm

    Gloria!

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  • 4. Linda  |  September 3, 2006 at 8:55 pm

    The other 2 comments summed up most of mine. It really does help to see what you feel and think about put in words by another person going through the same thing.

    Stimulating question: “Why is waiting so much part of being a Christian?” I guess I always felt everyone went through the same thing and not just Christians. The reason why others may not experience the silence associated with waiting is because they don’t wait at all..and then end up going back to square one to start all over again. Christians may feel the “pain”-(for lack of a better word) more just because of their wiliingness to obey The Father. But, it’s a great question to ponder on some more.

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