On the Brink: Breaking Through Every Obstacle into the Glory of God
For his will is, and rightly ought to be, the cause of all things that are. When, therefore, one asks why God has so done, we must reply: because he has willed it. I believe they have. When this occurs lives must be changed and God is honored.
sovereignty – Center Hill Community Church
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Romans By the way, who was the divine quoted above? No fair googling.
As our church continues her series in the book of Jonah, I was once again challenged in the depth of this book as I consider the attributes of our covenant keeping God. When God sets His mind and purpose on something, He will go to all lengths to accomplish it. As we read the first 16 verses of the book of Jonah, it becomes apparent that God was determined to use Jonah, either as an obedient child or as a disobedient servant. No, his disdain for the Ninevites was rooted deeply. His rationale of God being merciful and gracious was a learned truth. His choice to turn west to Tarshish instead of east toward Nineveh began with one and two and three steps.
He searched out a ship in a port city going as far from Nineveh as possible and decided to pay his own fare to further his disobedience. Then content in his rebellion against God, he falls asleep in the lower deck of the ship. Our God is a merciful God, slow to anger and judgment. The tempest is raging. It is the same for His church today. God will bring the gentle nudge toward obedience, then the push and finally the knock down should we resist in His will.
He is like that, He is merciful. He wants to save us from our sin and He will go to any length to do that. At first he does not put great obstacles in our path. If we choose to stop reading our Bibles, he does not send a prophet to get us reading them. If we stop praying, he does not send a disaster into our lives to make us turn to him. Not at first!! He simply allows us to go downhill and to pay for our own foolish choices. However, when we persist in our disobedience, he gets tougher. He begins gently, just as we gently disobey.
I came across this and started reading about bondage. Our life is full of worries from bills to finance. Work May come through for a good job then it falls through. Please pray for us, thanks!! I was locked up and sent to prison for 17 years, lied on and chewed on like to dogs chained.
- Wives and Daughters: An Everyday Story.
- Augustine: Confessions;
- Deadly Inheritance.
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But the devil in Hell is a Lier and I am home and working , now going on six years. My word to you is God can turn it around if you just trust and let him. In Jesus glorious name Amen!! Her speech and language. Please pray for any blockages to be removed any barriers to fall flat. Thank you Lord.