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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After I get all of the mutating missionary blogs from the past re-posted here, I will continue writing fresh ones. Enjoy the review...
Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
Who grows a church?
I'm involved with a group of wonderful people on the other side of my past world and we desire to build a church.
This is our desire.
You might ask why? Isn't Germany the home of Luther? of the great theological minds? of huge churches and wide and deep histories?
Yes. It is.
But... people here are considered out dated if they actually believe what the bible says about God.
So... do you think that Satan would really be without concern for a church that has a really good biblical teacher, praise music that most hear only in concert halls, a few people (30-50) attending regularly and living life out with each other, hungry new believers, and hearts that are completely God's. Do you think that maybe he would hummmmm like.... not really want this to happen?
I've been wondering how he might try to clip our wings. But... this I know!
Nothing happens in the life of a believer that is not sifted through the loving hands of a loving and compassionate God. The spiritual attacks, the physical attacks, the poor choices, the unwise decision... somehow... somehow... God will triumph.
Why? Because He said He would. Because it is not about us. He will not allow His name to continue to be sullied. He will not... He will not...
And so when I don't understand something, when I am confused in this place, when I watch my loved ones hurt and hurt for them, when I discern choices for positive or negative in this body of believers, where do I run? When I have others come to me and ask why someone is doing something... and grow tired of saying, talk to that person...
Where do I run? Where do I run?
Into the arms of a sovereign God. He who allows us to suffer the consequences of our own actions, but will not allow Satan to destroy us.
I wonder... does He ever get tired of my having to remind myself of these facts?
He grows His church.
I really need Him to hold me during the growing pains though. I really need Him to hold me.
Because I know that the consequences don't last for just a week... they last a life time.
A little about me
I am in the world almost every day. Okay, daily.