Sunday, April 16, 2000

Jacob 4:6-7

"Wherefore, we search the prophets, and we have many revelations and the spirit of prophecy; and having all these witnesses we obtain a hope, and our faith becometh unshaken, insomuch that we truly can command in the name of Jesus and the very trees obey us, or the mountains, or the waves of the sea.
Nevertheless, the Lord God showeth us our weakness that we may know that it is by his grace, and his great condescensions unto the children of men, that we have power to do these things."
Jacob 4:6-7

I read this scripture this morning and it seemed kind of cool... the difference between feeling like you can do anything and feeling chastened... :)  But that those two things go together... that even when we feel like we are totally on track with God, that we need to remember our weaknesses, and where the solidity in our lives is coming from.  It isn't us... we are poor and blind and naked (as we learned in the very first of the scriptures of the day... Revelation 3:17), and we need to remember who gives us the beauty and perfection that we see all around us.  God gives us the power to be better than we are... to do all of those things in the first verse.  Amazing.  But we have to remember always that we can't stop and say... okay, I’m perfect the way I am.  We have to *keep* growing, and keep striving... I mean, I'm sure it's the same thing thinking only of this life... when we are teenagers we think that we have a lot of it figured out.  If we all stopped then, where would we be?  We have so much potential... let's tap into some of it. :)

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