Conclusions – Here’s The Thing!

Posted: April 14, 2011 in Conclusions

Here’s the thing… i chose to reevaluate my conclusions to see if i might want to live life somewhere between nothing and all. God comes along and allows me to be placed into circumstances that require every one of my conclusions. That’s why He allowed the circumstances to come. It’s as if he was saying, “ed, enough of these games, I need you in position so that My Glory will be seen. And that’s all He says. No details, no, who will see His Glory, no, what is the plan, or what does this look like? Oh i take that back as He did show me 1 Peter 5:8 [ He Gets the Last Word ] Keep a cool head. Stay alert. Keep a cool head and stay alert! This is my part? The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up. REPEAT, as if to say if you didn’t understand the first time let Me say it again! You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It’s the same with Christians all over the world. Is that supposed to bring comfort or just information for the record? So keep a firm grip on the faith. And one more time with a little more detail. Keep a firm grip on not my faith but THE FAITH! The suffering won’t last forever.  Now a little encouragement and comfort. It won’t be long before this generous God who has great plans for you in Christ—eternal and glorious plans they are!—will have you put together and on your feet for good. He gets the last word; yes, He does.

If i do it i get it… if i don’t i won’t?

Or is it, Keep a cool head. Stay alert. It starts with God. The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. It goes through God. Keep your guard up. You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It’s the same with Christians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on the faith. The suffering won’t last forever. A reminder that this is God from beginning to end. It won’t be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ—eternal and glorious plans they are!—will have you put together and on your feet for good. He gets the last word; yes, he does. IT ENDS IN GOD!

What does that look like? No clue, just that it ends in God! IF (and this is as i read it) IF i keep a firm grip on “THE” faith which seems to look like me keeping a cool head, staying alert, and keeping up my guard. For me it also means shutting my mouth so that my words do not interfere in any way.

Here’s my situation. i am learning to live in the paradox (any person, thing, or situation exhibiting an apparently contradictory nature) of God; To know that He is consistent, but He is also unpredictable. He’s consistent in His nature, i always know where i am with God, but i seldom know what He’s gonna do next. i… seldom… know… what He is going to do next and that’s what i am working on being okay with.  Romans 11:36 is the path and light for me on this journey.

i am intentionally pursuing being completely reliant on Your character and integrity which is the source of my great peace.  i rest in Your nature. You’re the most consistent person i have ever dealt with. You never change. Everything comes down to me from You in whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

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Comments
  1. Ann Marie says:

    Now that’s the Ed I know! Blessed you got some resolve.

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