But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.
In the desert mountains dying of thirst, you come across a well with a note that says, “Pump works – needs priming. Under rock, there’s a jar of water – just enough to prime the pump, but not if you drink any first. When finished, please fill jar and leave it for the next person.” Each day we’re faced with the question of how much of ourselves we should give away. A tenth? Half? Do we dare to give everything? Whatever amount you’re called to give, get ready to be blessed by God’s provision.
You have a dream. Scared, apprehensive, even doubtful, you go for it. You stretch yourself beyond what you thought you were ever capable of. You run faster. You lift more than you’ve ever lifted. And then you fall short, stopped dead in your tracks, dream unfulfilled. Remember – the greatest good meets with the greatest adversity. Get back up. Step out in faith. Trust God for the details and reach for the goal. Ready, set, go!
Unbearable – not the beatings He took or the climb to Golgotha, or a nail piercing through His hands, or a spike driven through his ankles, or hanging on a cross in excruciating pain, or mockers taunting and laughing at Him for not calling on all of Heaven for a rescue – none of this was unbearable. But my sin that put Him there – this is what broke Him. And now … by His stripes .. I am healed.