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Summary: Ever hear a Christian work say: I AM SO TIRED? I AM WEAK? BUT they never finish but THOU ART SO STRONG! We are but candles, Jesus is the light. Come let us give ourselves for the LIGHT.

I AM WEAK, BUT…

Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

Thanks Billy L. Meeks, Jr. for the fodder.

SOLOMON LEARNED A LESSON… AND HE WANTS TO TEACH THE LESSON TO US…

2 Chronicles 6:1 (NIV) Then Solomon said, "The LORD has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud;

2 Chronicles 6:1 (NLT) Then Solomon prayed, “O LORD, you have said that you would live in a thick cloud of darkness.

The Lord said HE WOULD HANG THERE ON A DARK DAY! What a good God we serve. Friends and family sometimes never understand and darkness seems to smother our light. God dwells with us in the darkness. I can’t do it, I might just quit. I am so weak. My pain and hurt seem so dark. We have limited vision because of the darkness. God can reach out of heaven’s light into your dark cloud. I can’t do it, God says I will step in the gap. God is a big God and His light reaches into our dark clouds.

Life is hard but God is good. Life on its best days can still be hard and difficult. We will still praise God even in the dark clouds are pressing. (Billy L. Meeks, Jr.)

LET US CONSIDER PERSPECTIVE AND TRUTH. DOES YOUR PERSONAL TRUTH ALIGN WITH GOD’S TRUTH?

WHAT IS TRUTH? IS THERE AN ABSOLUTE TRUTH? IS TRUTH SITUATIONAL? Can the situation define truth? I ask what is a “WORM’S VIEW?” I AM WEAK IS SO VERY TRUE… BUT NEVER FORGET WHO IS RIDING IN THE DARK CLOUDS WITH US… I am weak, BUT He is strong.

I recently saw a picture. A TURTLE is ever so slowly crawling along a dusty road. There is a frog looking forward, riding on the turtle’s shell. The frog seems so bored going so slow. Plastered on the frog’s head is a SNAIL. The snail seems to be really afraid as his ride going so fast. Wow, there is a hidden lesson here?

NOT MY WEAKNESS… BUT… WE NEED A NEW MODEL AND A NEW DREAM… WELL, THIS IS BETTER THAN THAT…

I guess we live and learn. A baby lays and kicks their arms and legs, all of a sudden the arms swing by the baby’s visual field and the movement frightens the baby. Soon the baby learns, hey that is me? The baby learns to roll over and the adults applaud the massive new movement. Wow! That is better than this. Sometime later the baby starts crawling and the adults brag and brag. Wow! As the baby crawls around the baby watches the adults model before them. The adults are walking. Well, that walking sure is BETTER than this crawling. The baby starts imitating the adults and tries to stand up. Wow, this standing thing is better than that crawling. After pulling up, and falling the baby takes a few steps and mommy and daddy are so proud! Wow, this is better than that! The next thing you know baby quits crawling and starts walking. Sure the baby falls a lot but baby gets more and more stable, and the walking sure beats the crawling. Wow, this walking is better than crawling. Baby watches other kids. The baby sees a NEW MODEL, it is called running. Wow, that is faster and better. This is better than walking.

Daddy comes in with a tricycle. Those wheels are frightening but they are better than running. With great joy the child rides the trike. Wait, a new model is before the eyes, a bright red bicycle that Santa left. This bike is sure better than that tricycle. That child rides the bike and can really speed around. This is better than that! One day while sitting on the bike at the end of the driveway a brand new MUSTANG goes speeding by… The teen is now ashamed to ride his bicycle to his girlfriend’s house. He hides it in those bushes and dreams of the MUSTANG. That is sure better than this… Well you get the story… LIFE IS GOOD WHEN WE SEE MODELS THAT DEMONSTRATE BETTER, OR AS I SAY GOODER.

THERE IS A TERRIBLE TRAP IN LIFE… THE REAL BATTLE WE FACE IS SIMPLE, WILL I STAY HERE AND KEEP DOING THE SAME OLD SAME OLD? OR WILL I SET A HIGHER STANDARD AND PRESS FORWARD. PERHAPS LITTLE EFFORT IS DAMMING OUR PERSONAL LIFE?

It may be pure insanity to keep doing things the same old way and expect a different outcome. Can we see how dangerous it is to stop learning and growing to advance luke-warmness.

Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

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