HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“ Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.” (Hebrews 12:11).
God seems to love to work by paradoxes and contraries. In the transformations of grace, the bitter is the base of the sweet, night is the mother of day, and death is the gate of life.
Many people are wanting power. Now, how is power produced? Day after day we passed the great works where the train’s engines are supplied with electricity. We heard the hum and roar of countless wheels, and I asked a friend, “How do they make the power?” “Why,” he said, “just by the revolution of those wheels and the friction they produce. The rubbing creates the electric current.”
It is very simple, and a trifling experiment will prove it to anyone.
And so when God wants to bring more power into your life, He brings more pressure. He is generating spiritual force by hard rubbing. Some of us don’t like it. Some of us don’t understand, and we try to run away from the pressure, instead of getting the power and using it to rise above the painful cause.
I am so happy to understand the work of the Lord even though it takes time to know the purpose of what He is doing. Now that I know and understand the process I am leaning on the everlasting arms for the strength to help me along the way.
So this morning Lord, I am asking you to take me as I am into “Jerusalem School Room” and teach me Thy ways and help me to acknowledge them so You can guide my paths. Thank you in Jesus’ Name. Amen