Thursday, November 16, 2006

No God not that task, please give me a nicer one

So I made a commitment to follow Jesus. I stand with those who say "we pick up our cross and go where-ever He may call us". "He is my Lord" – I confess in church on Sundays. The songs I sing include words like “not my will, but Yours”.

And yet I question the task that He has placed before me.
Do I say to my King and my Lord, I will do anything but this? What does that say of my commitment, my sincerity and the integrity of my faith?

Can I be a follower if I am not prepared to follow? Is Christianity all about God making my life better, easier or more comfortable? Is that His promise to us?


He calls us to become like JESUS whatever it takes.
He calls us to walk in radical obedience, whatever the cost.
The path is not necessarily to comfort and easy living. Sometimes the road is paved with pain and suffering. His reward for those who obey cannot be measured in wealth, health or pursuit of happiness but in deeply refined love, peace and joy. These are eternal . They cannot be robbed, stolen or rusted on this earth. And through out the journey He is faithful to us and He will not leave or forsake us.

"Do not pray for easy lives; pray to be stronger. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you yourself shall be a miracle. Every day you shall wonder at yourself, at the richness of life which has come to you by the grace of God." - Phillips Brooks

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