Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, remind us that the road we walk is often a lonely one. The message is a really powerful one, and I hope you’ll read it for yourself at twolisteners.org
We’re told that it isn’t until we’ve failed, that we can know what humility is. If you think those failures are lonely times, wait until you are, or are just about, on top of something. Finally got a clue that staying high all day isn’t going to get you anywhere? That means you’re on top of the cause of your problem…which means your buddies, who don’t see that as a problem, are going to have opposing views…and you may lose some friends; at least for awhile. And, of course, the higher you rise up out of that thing, the more distance there may be between you and them. That stuff hurts. It’s confusing, frustrating, frightening, etc. But hang in there.
All that is educational material. It’s preparing you to help someone else out of that pit, through that darkness, and by those roadblocks. Jesus knew what it was to feel that loneliness, that desertion by his friends, and what it was to walk that last mile all alone. Most often, the last mile is the hardest because it’s the loneliest. But keep walking. I believe, it was those last miles that taught me how powerful humility really is; and how empowering.
What of those deserters? Jesus gave those who deserted Him (Peter, for one) the power to heal the sick, to raise the dead, to bring light into the darkness of others’ lives. Those lessons in humility are the very things that empower us to do the very same things…because they grow us in the grace and compassion of our Lord, Jesus.
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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, October 17, 2019, 1:43 p.m.