HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me.” (Genesis 42:36). “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28).
Many people are wanting power. Now how is power produced? The other day I passed the great works where the train engines are supplied with electricity. I heard the hum and roar of the countless wheels, and I asked my friend, “How do they make power?” What caused the electricity to run those trains, hundreds of them?
“Why,” he said, “just by the revolution of those wheels and the friction they produce. The rubbing creates the electric current.” That simple action, I asked and he replied “Yes Pastor.” So I began to think and see how I could apply that simple answer to my life and that that of the believer.
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 do not like it and try to run away from the pressure, instead of getting the power and using it to rise above the painful causes. The frictions in life make you do the things to rise above. One force causes a reaction and in this spiritual world, it forces the Christian on their knees to cry out to God and look for answers to prayer.
The opposition is essential to a true equilibrium of forces. The centripetal and centrifugal forces acting in opposition to each other keep our planet in her orbit. The one propelling, and the other repelling, so act and re-act, that instead of sweeping off into space in a pathway of desolation, she pursues her even orbit around her solar centre.
So God guides our lives. It is not enough to have an impelling force–we need just as much a repelling force, and so He holds us back by the testing ordeals of life, by the pressure of temptation and trial, by the things that seem against us, but really are furthering our way and establishing our goings.
Let us thank Him for both, let us take the weights as well as the wings, and thus divinely impelled, let us press on with faith and patience in our high and heavenly calling. This is the day that God wants to do something good in our lives. We often say, “it gets word before it gets better.” Maybe this is our worst time and the best is yet to come so let us us this time to propel us into the place that is prepared for us from the very foundation of the world.