Saturday, 11 December 2010

Are you absorbing the pessimism of others?

Many Christians have so little God-functioning in their lives that no one will ever walk up to them and say, “What is it about you? Tell me, how did you take that situation so well?"

Romans 5
We continue to shout our praise even when we're hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. In alert expectancy such as this, we're never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary—we can't round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!

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