In the world but not of it

September 29, 2010

Smoother path or stronger shoes…

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And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20

What is the most difficult and challenging thing you are going through right now? Where has the Lord brought you at this moment and time in your life?

David Livingstone, the well know missionary, received letters from colleagues in England that told him they wanted to come help him expand the roads for the work of the gospel but Livingstone’s response to these colleagues was that the work of the Lord would be better served by those that would come work where there are no roads.

Livingstone had learned firsthand that to walk this life of faith, regardless of the calling, would require a level of persistence, perseverance and patient that was simply not natural but rather supernatural. He was a man who did not pray for smoother roads but for stronger shoes to stay the course.

Perhaps today the road, the path in your life, is smooth. Soon you will encounter some bumps, some potholes, and some rocks on the road. You know this is true because the Lord told us we would suffer in this world (John 16:33).

But look at the promise Jesus gave us. He is “with us always” – not only when things are challenging and difficult, not only when we are crying and struggling but always. This is a word that in the original language means “always” – all the time, every second of every moment.

Consider where you are today and what you are facing in the light of knowing this truth that Jesus is with you right now. He is right there and He has all the resources necessary to get you through it…


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