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Monday, April 7, 2008

Standing Brings Falls

Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. (1 Corinthians 10:12-13 NKJV)

One of the many ironies of belonging to Christ is that my strength is not measured by personal growth, but by my ability to see my weakness. The greater my awareness of my inadequacy, the more I understand my need to be dependent on God’s strength. Yet the longer I walk with Jesus, the more inclined I am to see myself as strong. I can see no choice for God but for Him to allow me to falter, stumble, even fall so that I will remain freshly mindful of my need to hold tightly to His hand as I walk.

Father, thank You for being so merciful and gentle with me as You teach me discipline. Lord Jesus, thank You for the promise to never leave my side.

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