September 18. 2019

“For my name’s sake I defer my anger; for the sake of my praise I restrain it for you, that I may not cut you off. Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tried you in the furnace of affliction. For my own sake, for my own sake, I do it, -Isaiah 40:9-11a ESV


It’s NOT about you! We must accept and understand that the universe is about God and HIS glory—and that whatever exalts God’s glory also works for HIS CHILDREN’S ultimate good. Trust in the LORD, the testing, the refining, HE does for HIS sake accrues to our eternal benefit! What do you want? Do you want a happy, easy, life…or do you want ALL that GOD ORDAINED for you, through the use of you, for HIS GLORY?

Leader, when a WARRIOR gets knocked down, they don’t GIVE UP, they GET UP! 1 Peter 4:19 encourages us; Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good. for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.

Conduit, we think to “love” means to “do no harm,” when it really means “to be willing to do short-term harm for a redemptive purpose.” God loves you and is willing to do whatever it takes to make you more like HIS SON. Trust in the LORD and lean not on your own understandings! Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and HIT IT AGAIN!


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4 responses to “September 18. 2019”

  1. Scott,
    It pains me to tell you that 1 of our precious bike washers and close friend committed suicide yesterday morning. You may remember him, Caleb Willenbring. He joined us on the bus from The Harbor here in Cottage Grove last year. Michael and Paula are very close with his family as are many, many of the other bike wash families. It is devastating!! He used a gun. He simply could not find a way out of himself. Your Spirit led prayers I’m sure would be most valuable to all. Paula told me by text at the end of last night. You are my first reporting, as I felt led to tell you after reviewing a few of your past blogs this morning before work that didn’t come through texts, particularly this one on His Name sake, not ours. May The Spirit of The Lord pour over you today and drench you in His full favor. Amen! Debbera


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