Abba has a way of shaming us and cutting us down like no one else can. We NEED to be slapped down on occasion. We ALL start getting pretty full of ourselves and patting ourselves on the back for what we have and what we have accomplished. We are nothing… and apart from Him we are lost. Just wandering this earth trying to find our place and our purpose. If all we are focused on is here, then we are among the most narrow minded.
There is a far greater purpose to this life. It takes being cut down to start realizing this world does not exist to serve us, or be used by us. It ALL belongs to Him…ALL. He allows us to do things, He allows us to have things, He allows us to live within His Creation. There is NOTHING for us to boast about.
Whatever state we find ourselves in, we should count it all joy and even in the midst of trial and test we KNOW He cares about us. He is standing right there encouraging, guiding, nudging…He wants us to be successful and He wants us to inherit the Kingdom. When you get cut down, do NOT give up or give in! Realize it will pass, even though it may not feel like it.
Abba does NOT want us to get too comfortable in this world and the greatest of His Servants have suffered loss and experienced trials. You will become stronger, more committed and better equipped to stand firm and endure to the end. We continue to learn what it REALLY means to be set-apart to Him and it IS the FEW who really understand.
32 “Do not fear, little flock, because your Father did delight to give you the reign. 33 “Sell your possessions and give in kindness. Make yourselves purses which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief does come near nor moth destroys. 34 “For where your treasure is, there your heart shall be also.
Always, seek the truth…rethink, relearn, return.