Living in the Tension

Living in the Tension

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A pastor here in Chicago said just yesterday that the “hand of God” was upon me.  I’ve known him for about a month.

"I gave you a land on which you did not toil and cities you did not build; and you live in them and eat from vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant.”

Joshua 24:13

I really don’t deserve anything. 

The provision of God is a mysterious thing: sometimes it leaves me in awe, but many times I just take it for granted.  

How should I respond to this grace?

 “Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness.”

Joshua 24:14

I’ve been given much.  It just means I have more to give.

A Long Fight

Joshua waged war against all these kings for a long time.

Joshua 11:18

It literally just hit me that it takes a lot less time to read about entering the Promised Land than it does to actually enter it.  

While this much is true, I often find myself thinking that because it doesn’t take much time to read about something, it shouldn’t take much time to accomplish it. 

That’s why I get frustrated with myself and with others when the same problems don’t go away.  

"We prayed about it.  Why isn’t it any better?"

"I did my devos and just got back from a retreat.  Why am I still struggling?"

We need to brace ourselves for a longer fight.  

"It’s much faster to read about entering the Promised Land than it is to actually enter it."  

"For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evils" (1tim.6:10). Money itself isn’t evil, just the love of money.


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this is so good.

yes. we should be more than just good consumers.