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Friday, February 23, 2018

Really Lord?

Posted by Gary on September 10, 2015

Philippians 4:6-7 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

I preached on this passage a few weeks ago which of course was on a Sunday. A few days later a set of circumstances came my way that immediately made me anxious. It was funny in those initial moments that my sermon came to mind. I am very convinced that God teaches the teacher and forces us all to own our faith through experience.

A man may go to a gym and look at a set of dumbbells and know intellectually that those dumbbells can build his strength. However, if he does not pick them up and use them, the strength that is there in potential will never be his. So it is with us and our faith. We all say that we want stronger faith but we want this stronger faith to come to us magically without any trial or testing which is the way that God puts the dumbbells in our hands and makes us strain our biceps and forearms tearing down muscle so that it will grow back bigger and stronger. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »