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Thursday, May 28, 2015

From Here to There

One truth about the Christian walk is that God loves us too much to keep us the way we are. He continues to mold us into the image of His Son Jesus Christ. This is a never ending process until He takes us to be with Him into eternity.  For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ JesusPhilippians 1:6
Here to There concept…
Here is where you are at right now – spiritually, financially, in relationships, career, education, mentally, emotionally, and faith walk with Jesus Christ. God does not want you to get comfortable “Here” because He wants to bring you to a place where you will be more like Christ. That place is “There”. “
There is where you should be. Not always where you want to be, or where your friends tell you. It’s not even in some cases where you thought you would ever go. But it’s God’s place for you. And once you arrive I promise you will thank God for bringing you “There”. The toughest part is neither “Here” nor “There” but “The Land Between”.
The Land Between is neither here nor there. It is a place you must go through to: heal, experience, learn, and grow. This is the place of uncertainly, the place where God’s chisel is most active. It can be an extremely difficult and painful place but God gives you the strength, peace, comfort, wisdom, - everything you need for the journey if you Trust Him.
From “Here” to “The Land Between” to “There” is a never ending cycle while we are this side of heaven. Our “Theres” eventually become “Heres” and then God will move us to “The Land Between”. We are either in a trial, coming out of a trial or going into a trial and that pretty much defines our cycle.
We need to open our eyes, minds, and heart to what God has in store for us. We must be honest with ourselves on where we are and why. Amen?