I love that quote about freedom…well put God! 🙂 Thanks Seth for sticking through it, I would not be here (along with hundreds more) if you hadn’t. I could never tell you thank you enough!
Walking away from the pity party
in the essence of the thought than he is the exact clothes that that thought
wears – the words.
before I left home that you would do this, Lord?” Jonah 4:1-2
Seth…are you reading my quiet time conversations/journals? Holy cats!
Just yesterday God seemed to be saying “well done & now a little farther on” (or a lot) re: a foul root that had been hidden and needed weeding ( a backhoe maybe). Thank you for your honesty & integrity. Your posts beckon the rest of us sojourners to keep going; a little farther up & further in. Hopefully, we will offer the same authenticity and invitation to our pals nearby.
Hey Seth…We have had these discussions one-on-one and the conclusion is always the same. The Gospel is fundamentally a hard path where joy surprises us and peace can be our companion. There is also a fellowship of suffering and friendships with pals and gals forged in that furnace last.
I’m right there! I very much appreciate your blogs, Seth. These recent thougths are exactly what I’m wrestling with hourly.
One thing that resonates about Jonah is he didn’t think the Ninevites deserved God…where as I am seeing so often an abuse of grace within the body of believers – I too often am filled with the angst of thier “undeservedness” (mine too).
An observation about glimpses of the beauty of the brokenness is that sometimes I believe God has us exactly where He wants us when we are about to give up.
Wow! – Wow!