Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Growing Pains...

No I am not writing about the TV series with Kirk Cameron. Nor am I talking about physical pains caused from skeletal or muscular growth periods in childhood. Rather I am talking about Spiritual, emotional, relational, psychological, etc. Yeah pretty much everything else other than the two aforementioned non issues I am currently dealing with.

     In my previous post I wrote of this tough season I am experiencing. A season where our mighty God has led me into the wilderness. A season where I am on the potter's wheel being worked over by the sovereign hands of God. A season where both my Spirit and soul are being stretched. A season where my faith is being tested and as a result is growing exponentially as I learn to further surrender myself to His will.

     One thing we need to remember too is Jesus (as God in the flesh here in earth) endured the same struggles we do so He truly does understand. I like this that I read from Max Lucado:

Because of His Gift
"that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death" - Philippians 3:10
     Trace the path of the Saviour, the God who swapped heavenly royalty for earthly poverty. His bed became, at best, a borrowed pallet---and usually the hard earth. He was dependent on hands out for his income. He sometimes so hungry He would eat raw grain or pick fruit off a tree. He knew what it meant to have no home. He was ridiculed. His neighbors tried to lynch Him. Some called Him a lunatic. His family tried to confine to their house. His friends weren't always faithful to him. 
      He was accused of a crime He never committed. Witnesses were hired to lie. The jury was rigged. A judge swayed by politics handed down the death penalty.
     They killed Him.
     So the next time you feel  you are all alone or as though you are having to endure something unique to yourself think about all He endured. Just accept that the growing pains your experiencing lead to renewed and invigorated growth!
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