Jam 5:7-11; Psa 27:14; 62:5-8; 2Co 1:2-11; 3:17-18; 4:5-18; 5:11-15; 6:3-10; 12:1-10; Php 4:10-13; Isa 40:28-31; Rom 8:38-39.
PRCHR-91-170402 - length: 55:30 - taught on Apr, 2 2017
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Remember how difficult it was to simply remain where you were?
14 Wait for the Lord;
Be strong and let your heart take courage;
Yes, wait for the Lord.
When you have surgery, you get a lot of that. A lot of waiting.
It’s funny, they’re called waiting rooms and yet we are so irritated when we have to - wait.
You just have to wait for the pain to go away. There is no magic to it.
All you can do is learn how to get better at - Waiting. Enduring. Remaining under pressure.
Some of your old tried and true Christian formulas you got to relying on - stop working.
And then it starts to dawn on you that real Christianity is not a formula or pet answers and sayings.
It’s about waiting on the Lord, and learning to trust in Him only.
In 2 Corinthians, Paul reveals so much about his experiences as a Christian.
The Bible is not a cookbook.
It’s more like a farmer’s almanac.
When we treat God’s word like our cookbook, we leave out the most important ingredient - God’s hands.
Farmers depend on the Lord’s blessing to yield their fruit in due season.
Our “recipe” comes out all wrong.
But this transformation does not result from a formula or a recipe.
It is a creative work of the Spirit of God.
For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are of sound mind, it is for you.
The Greek word for “beside ourselves” means to be out of your mind. To lose your senses.
When we are going through something that will deepen our relationship with God, there will be a time when we are out of our mind.
There is a positive and negative side. Astonishment and insanity. Ecstasy and madness.