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SALT in your eye

Posted by Tim :: Tim's thoughts

No matter how much a guy plans to pull off the perfect event something always goes God's way. You see, I have a hard time saying things are going "wrong", because so much has happened to affirm God's involvement in this effort. I've got to recognize that He is sovereign over the difficulties as well as the blessings. Otherwise, I'm believing in a genie God rather than a genuine God.
A genie God is one where all the good things are attributed to Him and he is only interested in giving us candy and toys. A genuine God is one who both blesses and afflicts his chosen ones, and He is the one who decides to do what when.
The Scriptures are clear that "the Lord disciplines those he loves and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son". (Heb. 12:6) We feel like we must explain such verses away, but biblical history won't allow us to. We see too much hardship in the lives of Joseph, Job, and Jeremiah (note: don't name your kids with a "J"... it makes life all the harder for them).

Feeling small Feeling vertigoAt SALT, the hard realities of life are becoming undeniable for those in our crew who have yet to find jobs. About 5 or 6 are still on the hunt. Pray for them. Pray that they would learn to trust Him even though it looks like they are going to drown. (see Mark 4:35-41) And as long as your talking, ask Him to provide jobs for these precious saints. Like any Father, he'll spank us if he has too, but he would much rather bless us.


Comments

Nice photo, must have had a dang good photographer!

Posted by: Dan at June 2, 2004 05:34 PM

Michigan Avenue? My favorite.

Posted by: Different Dan at June 2, 2004 11:02 PM

It's actually on Monroe.

Posted by: Tim at June 4, 2004 08:08 AM