God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
some thoughts from my journal
The Faithful Watching With Him
How can I watch WITH You, God?
How can I?
How can I?
“You can’t,” He whispers, “I can. Only with me IN you, can you observe life WITH Me.”
Life is thorny. It is wonderful, beautiful, glorious, and thorny. Watching life as a journeyer is something I enjoy. But what did it cost when the disciples were asked to watch with Him? I read of that fatal night in Matthew 26. The night the disciples swore they would never fall away from Him. That night He warned “before the night was done” Peter would deny Him three times. His request to Peter and the sons of Zebedee—“My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death, remain here and keep watch with me.” He returns after relinquishing His will to the Father to find them sleeping. He addresses Peter, “So you men could not keep watch with me one hour?” It does not read, could not keep watch for, but with. I am running to Him of late and crying out, “Oh God, how can she make this choice?” Entering into the grieving with Him for a sister is arduous. Without Him, I cannot do it. And yet he encourages me to pray for those brothers and sisters that are in dangerous places; to confront them in love; to grieve with Him over them. This grief is taxing, strenuous! But it is harder still to enter the grief of the cross; to enter the knowledge of the cross; the deciding moment of hell or heaven for man on this earth. My heart grieves for those rushing rapidly to hell. Individuals - refusing to look, receive, and accept the blood that was spilt; the life that is available; the only escape from hell. Praying now for the faithful, may we enter into the watch WITH Him.
Posted by Robyn Rochelle E. at Tuesday, July 19, 2005
A little about me
I am in the world almost every day. Okay, daily.