Looks like I might fire this old baby back up. New look, new title, new tag. Lots of fresh stuff coming to me that God is challenging me to share.
I’ve been challenged recently by my own ration mentality. The need to come to God to get what I need. Of course there’s value in that. There’s grace in that. God has new things for us every day. We need to look and search, dig, find and experience them! Definitely.
But I have a problem when I’m seeking for an experience which brings me strength above an encounter in the midst of a deep relationship.
Does prioritising an experiential, momentary lift transform us? Over time possibly. Maybe. Could it?
An entrenched ration mentality ends up becoming about the fix I need rather than the ONE I need. It becomes about a feeling that gets me through a rough patch rather than a journey I need to take with an all powerful, all loving God that transforms me into a person who can OVERCOME and DOMINATE not just that rough patch but every trial that I face.
2 Corinthians 12:10
For when I am weak, then I am strong.
God’s plan is to work in your everyday transforming you from glory to glory into a person who is STRONG.
Notice the verse doesn’t say, ‘When I am weak, then I have strength.’ It’s God’s goal to make me like Christ (2 Cor 3:18). God is making me strong. I don’t need to search Him out just for His strength in me… I need to allow Him to take me on a journey whereby He changes me, challenges me and grows me into a person who is strong.
How does this happen? Through regular encounter (and yes experiences of His presence (nearness)), a continuous conversation with Him and by giving Him permission to take me on a journey by which He makes me strong.