Did You Hear Us Screaming Oh Lord? Frustrations, Frustrations.
7/6/2012 12:03:03 AM -
What is all this about? Sometimes God needs to communicate to us in ways we do not expect or do not recognize as normal.
We need this kind of contact to keep us whole and on track. The more we work with Him, the more we will change our situations because we are His children(Romans 8:16). The more we work with Him, the more diverse our experiences will get because He wants growth, positive and upward change. God is not pleased with stagnation in faith or in the expression of faith. Ephesians 4:1 says,'As a prisoner for the Lord,I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received'.
Our physical afflictions are great and they will continue. For reasons we may have little knowledge, these afflictions need to be turned into His glory. We are as vulnerable to satanic attacks as anyone else. We all need to pray with our families and friends at all times to take up the shield of faith,with which we can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.As Ephesians 6 :17-18 says we should take up the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God and pray in the Spirit on all occasions.
There are times to speak, times to listen, and times to row your boat upstream with neither speaking or listening. There are a lot of things you need to figure out on your own. Rowing upstream against the current is a way to grow and get stronger through all the frustrations.We need God's message through His word which is a tough talk,straight truth,truth about the faith with no sugar coating.Its the truth that will lessen our burdens and set us free.
Just keep on keeping on. Keep pushing. Keep forging ahead regardless of the cost. You will pay a high price but do not count the cost even as we take as much pain as we can.God loves us without measure.
You will make mistakes as will everyone else but do not turn your attention away from God.Think of this as a grow by mistake method. When you make mistakes ,you grow if you handle the mistake as a source of wisdom.
Like everyone else, we will be sorely tempted just as our Lord Jesus Christ was tempted by Satan (Matthew 4:1-11). Fight against this temptation with the word and prayer. The temptation will come in ways that are deceiving.
What may look good from what seems to be good are not always good. Use discernment for the evil one is great at deception ie the truth in the word.
Do not slack off, just let things go when things pile up. Let it go when the people of darkness goad and irritates you. You will see more of this as things begin to unfold.
Your frustrations as a believer is a blessing to God even if it drives you crazy. Keep everything in God's perspective not yours because things are unraveling all over and many will fall. Declare the word of God in faith and surely there will be a change to move that mountain(Matthew 21:21).
When you go crazy enough, then you will move on to something else that in the end God's name will certainly be Glorified and you will know that HE IS GOD. Amen
Be dead in sin,alive in Christ and a slave to righteousness.Bless you.