Saturday, August 24, 2013

Expect and Accept God's Challenge of Refinement

Tissot_Moses_and_Joshua_in_the_Tabernacle wikipedia  US public domain
Remember that, many times, the Lord makes requests of us which are supremely challenging to our emotions just to see if we are willing to obey Him.  He will test His work in us to know how deeply He can trust us.  As God’s trust of your character and obedience grows, He will entrust more and more to your heart and hands in unconditional love.  As God gives you more, more will be asked of you in demonstrating His character to others on His behalf.  Count on it.  But Daddy will only turn up the heat once His shields of protection around us are fortified to withstand it.  God is the Faithful Guardian of our reward in Him as He transforms us into the image of His Dear Son.  Hang on to Jesus, and allow the Father to accomplish His work in you.
“Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”  (Joshua 1:9)
Abba's strength and courage be to all of you, in Jesus Christ's Mighty Name.


"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)