Shout out to the ministry that has shaped me, to the people who have loved me, and God who saved me!
Love slap to the face! Great read and reflection.
We have been grossly misinformed.
Somewhere… somehow… we picked up this idea that following Jesus in life was going to be easy. The very idea that we could sign on to follow a Man who was rejected and brutally murdered by the very people He was sent to save and expect a cake walk for ourselves is entirely asinine.
In a world completely contrary to all that Jesus came to show how can we expect to live a life free of pain? Free of struggle? Free of sweat and perseverance? What need is there for patience if every thing will start to go our way once we speak the magic words?
Just have faith… don’t actually put any effort into what you want to see, just recite some words from a 15-minute devotional and you’re good. That, my friends, is inaccurate.
It was Jesus who said in John 16:33…
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Is it hard for you to hope in God? Does serving God feel painful? Jesus can relate! He chose to lay down His life for you anyway. He is our Living Hope.
We learn to trust God and believe in His Word the more time we spend with Him. What you put in is what you get.