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    for thought and meditation.. durring crazy times.

    rain rain, and more rain. thats not hair on my back, its moss growing.


    Isn’t There Some Misunderstanding?
    By Oswald Chambers

    "Let us go to Judea again." The disciples said to Him, "…are You going there again?" —John 11:7-8

    Just because I don’t understand what Jesus Christ says, I have no right to determine that He must be mistaken in what He says. That is a dangerous view, and it is never right to think that my obedience to God’s directive will bring dishonor to Jesus. The only thing that will bring dishonor is not obeying Him. To put my view of His honor ahead of what He is plainly guiding me to do is never right, even though it may come from a real desire to prevent Him from being put to an open shame. I know when the instructions have come from God because of their quiet persistence. But when I begin to weigh the pros and cons, and doubt and debate enter into my mind, I am bringing in an element that is not of God. This will only result in my concluding that His instructions to me were not right. Many of us are faithful to our ideas about Jesus Christ, but how many of us are faithful to Jesus Himself? Faithfulness to Jesus means that I must step out even when and where I can’t see anything (see Matthew 14:29). But faithfulness to my own ideas means that I first clear the way mentally. Faith, however, is not intellectual understanding; faith is a deliberate commitment to the Person of Jesus Christ, even when I can’t see the way ahead.

    Are you debating whether you should take a step of faith in Jesus, or whether you should wait until you can clearly see how to do what He has asked? Simply obey Him with unrestrained joy. When He tells you something and you begin to debate, it is because you have a misunderstanding of what honors Him and what doesn’t. Are you faithful to Jesus, or faithful to your ideas about Him? Are you faithful to what He says, or are you trying to compromise His words with thoughts that never came from Him? “Whatever He says to you, do it” (John 2:5).

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    Amen!

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    We have all been through this and our 'human' tendency's are always there . Many times even here in the Chapel I have had second thoughts . Whether to put something up that might be considered in different ways in a bad light . But if it's put on me I'll put it up anyway . It's best to give it to him and follow .
    No turning back , No turning back !

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    It is hard in the day to day walk of life to abandon our will and follow our Lords.

    We can be stubborn, stop listening, dig in our heels. But yes we are going down that path one way or another.
    Easiest by far to accept that he knows best. Give in with good grace and trust him.

    But it can be hard to do. Had a good lesson in that myself this week.

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    It is so natural to rely on our judgement rather than His that the disciples did it almost routinely.
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