Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Patience of Faith

Today, I'm taking from Oswald Chambers, "My Utmost for His Highest" devotional journal.

Patience is more than endurance. A saint's life is in the hand of God like a bow and arrow in the hand of an archer. God is aiming at something the saint can't see, and He stretches and strains and every now and then the saint says, "I can't stand anymore". God doesn't heed - He goes on stretching until His purpose is in sight, then He lets fly. Trust yourself in God's hand!

It's hard to give over control to someone other than ourself. We all have the tendency to think that we can do it best, and most of the time it leads us down a road of self destruction.
Like the analogy above, an arrow has to have the bow to give it direction; without it, the arrow is can't soar - it has no power on it's own. So are we, when we try to go about without putting ourselves in the hand of God.

God wants us to soar - so put yourself in His hands and enjoy this incredible ride, we call life!
In the movie, "Parenthood" the old grandmother recalls her younger days when she would go to the carnival and ride the roller coaster. She mentioned how some people were to scared, so they stayed on the easy rides like the merry go round - going nowhere but around and around. She liked the roller coaster - the thrill and the unexpected were exhilarating - the ups and downs, the unexpected turns.

Put yourself in the hands of God today - take the ride - enjoy the unexpected!


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