So here is the ease of the Christian life. ALL God’s promises have been fulfilled in the Life of His Son.
For years I have worked to accept my life in its entirety. By nature it's not in us to embrace our story. Acquiesce to it maybe but receive it…not so much.
I might not be able to manhandle God nor force His limitations but He’s still my Abba. He's in control and even if I don’t like it, I’m still safe in His safety.
Our inalienable rights–life, liberty, and our pursuit of happiness–don't necessarily coincide with the declaration of dependence found in the beatitudes.
I don’t want to live my life resisting what offends me or the things I don’t like. Rather I want to live receiving all of life as from God.
I am seeing life like I rest in the palm of God’s hand and that because I am His, all things in my life are Jesus touching, guiding, and leading me.
If we define our reality by our current circumstances, we are set up to be offended. Faith trusts that God is good, regardless of my circumstances.
Mankind tends to focus on what's happening, and I am guilty of the same, but there's something higher than what's happening—God's purposes.
Our utter dependence on Christ is one of our greatest gifts. It frustrates our flesh, offends our pride, and hurts our feelings, it is the making of us.
Living is about relationship with Him. And the way He accomplishes this is to reduce us down, down to dependence on Him, a moment-by-moment involvement.
We have a lovely parting gifts from the fall in the Garden – opinions. Opinions are actually imprisoning walls containing me and block my acceptance of God's sovereign move.
The one talent servant said, "I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth." I can clearly see how I can run to the world and hide my talents.