this summed up to future that was hoped/prayed for. and the emotion felt? ‘m smiling. https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/collactiona.live/3922 you see, when we first learned about the ‘intranet,’ in 1988, a hope would be a possibility around college years, always been enthusiastic towards that ability to speak with the entire globe as audience; was a hip, hip thing for a little cat like me. but in no way is this about me. vanity’s not me. discovering the world wide web whilst listening my favorite voice at a public library down the street, 1996, was not finding it what did widen my eyes my ears that summer: was/is a guide beside His Son. Trust Him. may never be apparent now, but it will, Faith: all there for the taking. to find His Trust will take care of all; this life and the life to come, once this earthly test to not be anxious, but trust, He Is. seek ye His Life, satisfaction requires an intimate relation. my friend Todd talked, HERO?, that year; if only on the net; don’t recall what, but.
|Today’s reading is drawn from Joel 2:12-13 and Joel 2:18-19.|
Observation Often an answer from God will come packaged
and delivered in a promise as something potentially available.
That is how God dealt with his people through the prophet.
He answered their pleas with a call to return to him so that he
could make good on promised blessings. Application We’d rather
the answer come in concrete form; fully assembled and ready to use,
with a full guarantee. But God has spoken, and more than 7,000 answers
to our problems and questions in promise form. How do we get these answers
wrapped in “potential packaging” to become reality? God gives His answer’s form
because his greatest goal for us is not making us comfortable, it : building character.
He makes promises reality, not through obligation, but through obedience. God’s promises
are converted from potential into our reality by steadfast faith; and adherence to his commands.
God’s promises require us to walk with him in a covenant, His promises are converted from potential into present reality through patiently waiting on him. As we understand why his answers come in promise form, we better understand how “His divine power has given us everything we need for His Godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires” (2 Peter 1:3 – 4.)
Prayer Father, help me to be obedient and faithful, not only to benefit from your promises,
and also to partake in His Divine Nature, to look more like you and give you glory!