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Thread: For thought and meditation

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    For thought and meditation

    The parched ground shall become a pool… ISAIAH 35:7
    We always have a vision of something before it actually becomes real to us. When we realize that the vision is real, but is not yet real in us, Satan comes to us with his temptations, and we are inclined to say that there is no point in even trying to continue. Instead of the vision becoming real to us, we have entered into a valley of humiliation.
    Life is not as idle ore,
    But iron dug from central gloom,
    And battered by the shocks of doom
    To shape and use.
    God gives us a vision, and then He takes us down to the valley to batter us into the shape of that vision. It is in the valley that so many of us give up and faint. Every God-given vision will become real if we will only have patience. Just think of the enormous amount of free time God has! He is never in a hurry. Yet we are always in such a frantic hurry. While still in the light of the glory of the vision, we go right out to do things, but the vision is not yet real in us. God has to take us into the valley and put us through fires and floods to batter us into shape, until we get to the point where He can trust us with the reality of the vision. Ever since God gave us the vision, He has been at work. He is getting us into the shape of the goal He has for us, and yet over and over again we try to escape from the Sculptor’s hand in an effort to batter ourselves into the shape of our own goal.
    The vision that God gives is not some unattainable castle in the sky, but a vision of what God wants you to be down here. Allow the Potter to put you on His wheel and whirl you around as He desires. Then as surely as God is God, and you are you, you will turn out as an exact likeness of the vision. But don’t lose heart in the process. If you have ever had a vision from God, you may try as you will to be satisfied on a lower level, but God will never allow it.
    when the dust settles and the smoke clears all that matters is I hear the words " well done my good and faithfully servant "

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    Being a Mr. Fix it, I know of what you speak! Thanks for the reminder !

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    And being American and largely men we all focus on the wrong verb. We specialize in 'to do' and become very good at it. 'To be' is alien to us. It is slightly less alien to women, which is why they often have fewer problems coming close to God.

    God is all about 'to be'. What we do is of no consequence to Him, who we are becoming is everything.
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    There is no 'right' that requires me to work for you or you to work for me!

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    I enjoyed the read .
    No turning back , No turning back !

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    Very perceptive, Wayne. Of course "patience" is the key.
    Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

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    Amen.

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