Day: October 20, 2016

What’s is the secret of the spiritually growing Christian?

Don’t you wonder sometimes about the strength of other Christians? I do. And often I come up short by comparison.

Many times I feel “flawed”. I mentioned yesterday that I have met some very inspiring people these last eight days. (In order to understand this post you will absolutely have to read yesterday’s post.  I don’t want to have to reiterate it all again. Besides, it makes me cry.)

I visited my mother this afternoon and once again I am hopeful. Bringing her home and canceling all the scheduled caregivers, nurses, therapists, etc, seems to be working.

It was so good to visit with her in her own home, to talk with her, have lunch with her. As you read last week, I never thought this would happen again. I also shared how God’s grace has seen me through this quagmire of the medical domain. I also shared about the importance of having God’s word in our hearts and how that happens.

I often say to myself after God does something that tickles my heart, “God, how do you do that?” For example, I’m in a quandary about something and God brings the perfect piece of information my way.  “God, how do you do that?” Or I’m shopping for something specific and find it on sale, “God, how do you do that?”. There are some weeks it’s like an everyday occurrence.

As you can surmise, I haven’t had much “alone” time with God recently. But finally yesterday afternoon, I found the time and had another one of those “God, how do you do that?” experiences.

I’m going to quote this verbatim. It’s from Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest”, October 19th.

“You have no idea of where God is going to engineer your circumstances, no knowledge of what strain is going to be put on you and if you waste your time in over-active energies, instead of getting into soak on the great fundamental truths of God’s Redemption, (that was a little hard to follow but I think he is using the word “soak” to mean “study”) you will snap when the strain comes, but if this time of soaking before God is being spent in getting rooted and grounded in God on the unpractical line, you will reamin true to Him whatever happens,”

I mean really, did he copy me? This is exactly what I wrote about yesterday. What an affirmation.

“God, how do you do that”?

God bless and I really do hope you have a good day.




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