Monday, February 09, 2009

Christ In You, the Fullness of Hope

“For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

What meaning or purpose is there for anyone as long as they have ‘hope’ in anyone or thing other than Christ? Blessed ARE the poor!

I loved this quote from the OZ man himself (Oswald Chambers).

"We have sinned with our fathers; . . . and have forgotten" - then put a stiletto in the place where you have gone to sleep. "God is not talking to me just now," but He ought to be. Remember Whose you are and Whom you serve. Provoke yourself by recollection, and your affection for God will increase tenfold; your imagination will not be starved any longer, but will be quick and enthusiastic, and your hope will be inexpressibly bright.”

You can read the rest of it here.

It is a major hurdle to embrace, learning to trust the Father when everything within you screams for action when you see a person who is being slowly reduced to nothing. The need is the call, Lord what is the truth in this situation, in this person who ‘appears’ to be so hopeless?
Learning to move, do, say only that which is made know to us by the Father is that which will bear fruit now and through out eternity.

It hurts like hell seeing real suffering all around us and knowing unless He says, sets into motion His directive, the best we can do is carry them in our heart before Him as He brings them to that blessed place of total bankruptcy.


1 comment:

Tracy Simmons said...

Rich--so true! I now know it's a sign of true spiritual maturity when one can stand by and let someone hit total bankruptcy without trying to rescue them. Hard to do, but it yields eternal fruit. Thanks for this post!