"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

Friday, August 27, 2010

Have you ever felt like one of the prophets of the Old Testament warning the king-who does nothing about it?
Sure as a mom I feel like I do this every day! Be nice to your sister or I will… Don’t take his toy without asking… Don’t hit or else…
But have you ever felt God call you to really speak out-to a particular person, a particular sin, or in a particular situation? Interesting how during the middle of reading the book of Jeremiah this is where my thoughts go.
We had one very large, life altering situation where we were called to do this. We weren’t the first one; this situation had been spoken into by many others. We were just part of the line that God was using to deal with a sin issue. And truthfully, each person that came along and spoke into it said more, invested more…and we were called to take that next step further. We of course weren’t thrown into a well, or put in prison or had to flee death as Jeremiah or any of the O.T. prophets had to. We had our own ostracisms (is that a word?) to deal with.
We feel like we are heading into another situation of life where we need to speak to something. It isn’t really all that exciting, not something we are looking forward to. We don’t want to get ahead of God, put ourselves in when and where we don’t belong…but at the same time we don’t want to hide or shrink back from what God may be asking us to do.

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