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Topic: 2 Corinthians 7:10,11
A 'FISH' IN LIFE'S 'NET'; LEARNING 24/7 JOY
S. 2 Corinthians 7:10,11 (MSG)
O. The definition of 'distress' is: "to afflict with pain, physical or mental; oppress or crush with suffering, misfortune, or calamity; make miserable."
Sounds like 'life' to me.
God uses my 'life' and 'living' to 'work out my 'salvation'.
I can either wiggle like a fish in a net, taking longer to learn and knowing the end result is the same
...OR I can surrender in the joy of knowing that I am learning what God has sent that 'distress' to teach me...and KEEP my joy!
The choice is always mine!
A. During my last BIG 'distress', I wiggled like a 'crazy fish' in the net of life.
The end result could have come alot faster if I would have surrendered to what God was trying to teach me in the first place.
I now see that I need to EQUALIZE MY JOY! (which I can't do alone...HOLY SPIRIT is my Helper in this). When 'distresses' of the net-of-life comes again, I need to rest in the knowledge that God has me there for a reason...and learn it in JOY! (AND curiosity!)
P. Father, make me 'life-smart'! I SO need eyes to see and a heart that trusts You in ALL life's 'nets'! Equalize my joy, Father...both in distressful times and times of joy! That would be MY proof to MYSELF that I trust in YOU totally...in or out of the 'fishing net'! Learning Your 24/7 JOY...no matter what!