Monday, July 13, 2009
You Must Suffer...
"The purpose of God in creating the Universe is to display the greatness of the glory of His grace supremely in the suffering of His Son. That's yesterday. Today the summons; Will you join the Son in displaying the supreme satisfaction of the glory of grace in joining Him on the Calvary road of suffering because there is no other way the world is going to see the supreme glory of Christ today. Except that we break free from the disney land of America and begin to live lifestyles of missionary sacrifice that looks like our treasure is in heaven and not on the Earth. It's the only way."
The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs--heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
- Romans 8:16-18