"This life therefore, is not godliness but the process of becoming godly, not health but getting well, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way. The process is not yet finished, but it is actively going on. This is not the goal, but it is the right road. At present, everything does not gleam and sparkle, but everything is being cleansed." --Martin Luther

Monday, May 24, 2010

-We wrote this in 1/08
It’s just not always a lot of fun being the instrument that is used by GOD.

-This was written in 3/2008
Obedience to GOD (His Word and His voice) will truly bring you closer to HIM. I want to make it clear, so I will say it again: following Christ does NOT mean that life will be a bed of roses. It does not mean that you will not have trials or tribulations, that you will get what you want. It’s not that God doesn’t bless, we just conveniently forget that we are called to suffer as Christ suffered. If you want an easier life on this side of eternity, do not follow Christ. But you will not have meaning or purpose and you will not experience joy that can only come from the Lord. It is a choice that God gives us.

-An encouragement from our friend Deron who is now face to face with Jesus (written in 1/09)
The One who called you to obedience is faithful and will enable you to endure to the end. I think one of your main encouragements now as you wait for the fruits of your mission work to unfold is simply the knowledge that you are right in the center of his will, doing the best you can to obey his leading.

Yes people, OBEDIENCE can (and often will) hurt. If it was meant to be easy, wouldn’t everyone be doing it?

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