Friday, June 13, 2014

God Thinking LIII - Getting Beyond Your Self 5

"Even though God did not bring about the loss, the mistakes, the tragedy, the trouble, the problem or the sickness - rather than take us out of it (and God could) God, quite often decides to takes us through it. 
When you get this truth about how God operates in you and through you settled in your spirit, you will look at those things that you go through, differently.
Could it be that God utilizes this season of lack, or the loss of a loved one or the sickness you are going through to reveal more of Himself, to you?  Could it be that God allows these seasons to bring you to a place where you start to look to God and trust in God for your substance, life, your everything? 
Could it be that God allows the death of His saints to show you the frailty of life and the short time you have to fulfill His will in your life?
Could it be that through sickness God reveals an attribute of Himself that increases your faith?
Most of us have found out that God uses times like these to reveal another attribute of Himself to us, that we had not carefully considered prior to that experience.
It is not true, that if you have enough faith, you will never have problems. 

Faith is to carry you through, not keep you out of.

But faith goes deeper than that. The more you trust in God, the more you understand God’s role in your life and your role in God’s plan. 
The more you trust in God - the better prepared you are for whatever comes your way and what comes your way is better. 

Don’t fall for the rhetoric that says, “Christians don’t have financial problems;
Christians don’t have problems that arise unexpectedly.
Christians don’t get sick.
It is because these things happen to the faithful that it is so important for you to be in contact with God, (through prayer) and to be in agreement with God as to how to deal with (whatever comes up)."
Excerpt from God Thinking LII - Getting Beyond Your Self by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2014

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