Questions · Rebellion · Sanctification · Wrestling

wrestling…

The question comes to mind… and I wonder what the answer is… Are the failures and rebellion of the justified… all part of the sanctification process…? sanctification… “being made holy or purified”… In short, then, justification is a once-for-all, declarative act of God as Judge, whereas sanctification is a progressive change in the character of the…… Continue reading wrestling…

Blessings · Hard · Wrestling

really hard…

It’s really hard… in our brokenness…to come to grips… with His holiness…Really… hard…Our broken emotions…skewed reasoning…confused understanding…make it difficult…to see His grace in hard things…to see His way in the dark…when death brings life…and love bears all things…It’s hard… to wrestle with God…but that’s what He invites us to do…like Jacob… renamed Israel… God-wrestler…But Jacob…… Continue reading really hard…

Communion · Rest · Trust · Wrestling

wresting with rest…

Another call to Sabbath…one I didn’t want to hear…It did not go well… from my perspective anyway…Did work… that should’ve waited…recruited others to help… when I should’ve let them rest…self-indulged…spent more time at wrest with Him… than at rest in Him…And then today… the Monday following…after a day of wrestling with rest…He clears up much…… Continue reading wresting with rest…

Blessings · Faith · Wrestling

the blessing of wrestling…

After the commencement address… the question came…What did you think of the speaker’s talk…?I shared my thoughts… and the one who asked… shared his…We did not agree…I could not make him see…I knew I couldn’t…and the truth that only the Father opens eyes of faith…weighed heavy…But… Sunday… He opened my eyes to a new aspect…… Continue reading the blessing of wrestling…