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Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Joy That's Coming

You know those times something comes back around and you think "Really, Lord? I'm trying so hard to walk where you've called me."

Personally, I know God and I have had the Red Tape convo.

"Lord, I'm too tired for another pile of red tape. Will it always be this hard for Your will to be done on this side of heaven?"

Friends, let me just say that the answer He continues to give me is that the good to come far exceeds the opposition of today.

Why is there a continual push against walking in His will? A constant complication to doing good on this side of heaven?

Because all of hell wants us to cop out with an excuse.  

If we are too tired, they just don't understand, and it's just too hard (insert your excuse of choice here), we quit walking to the places to which God asks us to travel.

The hands and feet of the Almighty collapse into a pitiful little puddle, and the world doesn't hear the message of Ultimate Love and Amazing Grace.

Someone in your circle of influence won't hear the message that YOU have been specifically created to share.

Is that really an option?

No. No it's not.

So we continue in His good.  

Because we can do hard things with His help.

Jesus did hard things.  He did all of the hard things.

He met continual opposition, too.

See, for all who delighted in the reason for which God sent him, many more pushed against Him.

If He would just be quiet.  If He would just go with the flow of the day.  If He would just understand that what He's saying is a little wacky and out there.  :)

I imagine they said some of these things about Jesus.

Friend, He felt what we feel today and then some.

It's why He left us with the Holy Spirit, because He said we would do even greater things than He did... and He knew we couldn't do it alone.  We weren't made to do this life alone.

He knew the battle ahead and He had a plan for the opposition.

His yoke is EASY and His burden is LIGHT.  The hard things we face aren't as heavy when we hand them to Him to carry for us.  That's the critical piece of this deal.

Remember when He said, "Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do"?

That was for us. For when we need to forgive. For the days when we need forgiving.

So, dance in your calling.  Do the hard things with His help.  Forgive.  Love.  Forgive some more.

You were made for this.

Rejoice in the battles. They make it official that the beauty to come is more than you can ask for or imagine.

Cozy up by the fire. The fire refines.  It's not there to burn you. Just let it keep you warm.

You've been called to too much to melt now, my brothers and sisters.

Take all of the Jesus and hang on to none of the resistance.

The joy that's coming is going to sweep you off your feet.

I hope you are ready.  Buckle up and get ready. :)

❤️ - Christie Aitken, 2016
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