Monday, July 21, 2008

receive first

God has not promised to take away the thorn, whatever it might be,
but He has promised to give more grace. II Corinthians 12:7-10
Do we know better?
It seems like we all are inclined to believe that eliminating all this
pain ad suffering in our lives would be far more beneficial for us.
We are wrong. Temptations, trials and sufferings actually
are stepping stones rather than stumbling blocks on our way to heaven.
We are learning to rejoice in sufferings, because we have found
something that is so much bigger than us.
We have found grace and it is better (bigger) than life. Psalm 63:3
Worshipping idols is frustrating because a man-made god is his own size.
An idol can never be bigger than the mind of it’s creator.
The living God gives grace, a continuing relationship with Him.
This grace includes a greater capacity, longer lasting patience
and a deeper understanding and peer into His character.
God leads his people to a place where they learn to receive.
We cannot grow without receiving.
We cannot give without receiving.
What do we have that we haven’t first received? Nothing.
I Corinthians 4:7
God is a rich giver.
It’s impossible to walk with Him without receiving from Him

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