Posted by MaryD (184.108.40.206) on August 20, 2001 at 04:12:24:
Precious,Priceless Lady of mine,
How I wish I could have been there for you in your presence as I believe most of us do to help and strength you. To be there to lean on. Following the will of God requires faith and action, which in turn call for risk and release. This is where things get very personal; this is where we persevere and flesh out the will of God.
I have come to this conclusion: Doing the will of God is rarely easy and uncomplicated. Instead, it is often difficult and convoluted. Or...mysterious. Because we don't know where he is taking us, we must learn to bend our wills to his, and most of us are not all that excited about bending. We'd much prefer resisting. That's why Christian Life is often such a struggle. I don't mean that it's a constant marathon of misery. It's just a struggle between our will and his will. Someday, when we are caught up with the Lord in his glory, we will finally be all the things we have longed to be. Until then, we live in this never-ending tension of give and take, push and pull. So don't ever be ashamed or embarrassed to cry for help, that is why we have this board and why we are here. It's time to hold you up just as you held us in our time of need. It's about time for you to come stay with me don't you think. Call me when you feel up to it and I'll fly you out here. :)
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