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
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Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
Lately everything that I have been reading in Oswald has hit me hard in some way or another.
I love this great man of faith. I love the fact that he didn't try to publish a single word. I love the fact that he had a wife that honored him enough to take shorthand notes of his sermons to those lucky students in his school. I love the fact that she was faithful to transcribe them. I love the fact that God has used these words to minister to me for the last 15 years.
I have been dealing with some fears of late. Deep fears of private matters. Now I know that when fear arrives on the scene (unless it is a run-like-crazy-a-bad-guy-is-on-the-loose kinda' fear) it is not from the LORD. He makes it clear in 2 Timothy 1:7 "For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline." But, I quake sometimes.
"2 Timothy 1:12 ..."but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day."
What have I entrusted to Him?
the work that He has given me to do
Today I am reminding myself that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day! Right now I'm in my spirit climbing on top of the train He has called me to - I search for His face, I seek His words, I crave His presence. But I will hold on to the truths that He has set before me. He is able.
May I not be an empty cistern but broken bread and poured-out wine.
"For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living water, to hew for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water." Jeremiah 1:13
Oh - I don't want to hew for myself. I don't. I don't. I don't!
"Herr, gib uns Mut zum Hoeren auf das, was du uns sagst. Wir danken dir, dass du es mit uns wagst. Herr, gib uns Mut zum Glauben an dich, den einen Herrn. Wir danken dir, denn du bist uns nicht fern." Kurt Rommel from Die Losungen 2008 Mai 16 Freitag
(my very rough translation: LORD give us courage to hear what you say to us. We thank you that you are with us on our way. LORD give is courage to believe on you the one God. We thank you that you are not finished with us.
by Kurt Rommel
from The Solutions 2008 May 16 Friday
A little about me
I am in the world almost every day. Okay, daily.