Monthly Archives: February 2019
“If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. Whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” (Matt 16:24-25)
Some crosses are hardly a blip on the radar screen of our lives. Some come for season, and like winter in March, they seem to overstay their welcome. Others seem to take up permanent residence and become like the Ghost of Marley, haunting our past, present, and foreseeable future. Somehow, by Grace alone, in the midst of this tribulation of sanctifying proportions – remember, the interests of God are being achieved in us and around us – His very seed – for His great Glory! This, dear one, is a cross worth bearing!
God’s faithfulness extends well beyond what we might imagine. For God will avenge every iota (for which we leave room) of word or deed that the wicked spew towards the righteous, while emphatically not wasting a single one for both the sanctifying good of His righteous one’s, and the glory of God the Father.
So rest assured son or daughter of God – nothing is wasted, nothing is ignored. No unrepented deed of evil towards His child be will be left unavenged.
“Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “ Vengeance is Mine , I will repay ,” says the Lord.” ~ Romans 12:19
Remember, no trial, suffering, or adversity, will cease in the life of a child of God until the full goodness for which God has intended for his child has been achieved – and every ounce of glory that God has intended for Himself shall be received!