Thursday, April 12, 2007

this is the millenium of Aftermath

well, my previous post was taken far more seriously than i expected. for that reason, i feel it is suitable to post an update on the situation.

i am quite happy to say that healing is in progress and forgiveness is too, on both sides. through this whole mess, both sides experienced hurt and stress. both sides are now working things out and making significant efforts to do so. thank God, relationships are under repair.

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Blogger adangomiadonye said...

All,

I debated not posting anything as lately I tend to offend/scare others-but I am challenged that “not offending/scaring others” is not just cause for me to delay speaking of Christ crucified. Paul said that we should preach? No! He said that we should preach the Word (2 Timothy 4:2). It is my aim to do so here.

It is my aim that in-love, in-Christ, and through prayer; that I might encourage the body of Christ. That He might be exalted, glorified, high and lifted up, be made BIG! I love that saying and hopefully Ken doesn’t mind if I use it here. To that end, I am still awaiting my copyright agreement from John, so for now, be forewarned that the following may contain Piper speech.

First off, praise be to God for these things. Romans 8:28 says: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” What a rich comfort that is to us. To know that we serve a God who has, does, and will continue to work for the good of those who love Him… I will say it again, in all things.

Romans 8:23 says: “…we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies”. May this truth become sweet to our souls. Might we find peace in knowing that our lives do not need to be dictated by a North American Christian culture, a culture that I myself so often assimilate with.

I’m not trying to condone bitterness, selfishness, arrogance and unrepentence. By no means! In 2 Chronicles 7:14 it says: “if My people, who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My Face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

I pray that Christ may abound more and more in these things by His infinite grace. Grace, grace, God’s grace. Grace that is greater then all our sins. Oh, how we love grace!

Just because our struggles do not dissipate quickly, or easily, or according to our timing does not necessarily equate to a disconnect to the Father. The very fact that we struggle in this life, provided it is a Christ-exalting, Christ-glorifying, Christ-saturated struggle; is testimony to “…Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27).

Jesus said it best when He said that in this world you would have it easy… Wait… No! He said: “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33).

To God glory!

4/12/2007 11:22 PM  

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