Monday 8.5.13

Do you ever feel stagnant?  What is the definition of stagnant? One is, not flowing in a current or stream.  Have you ever seen a pond where the water is not moving?  Most of the time it is not a pretty sight.  The other definition is, not advancing or developing.  Many people feel that way about our economy.  Whatever comes to your mind when you hear the word stagnant, do you think of yourself.  Do you feel that way in your job?  Has it become a repetitive part of your life, the same thing day in and day out.  Do you feel stagnant in church?  You attend but you are just going through the motions and not experiencing growth in the Lord.  What about at home?  We all fall into routine.  Is there relationships being built and time spent together at home?  Are you advancing or developing in these areas?  Or, are you like the nasty pond that the ducks don’t even want to swim in?  We fall into complacency and Satan uses our weaknesses to draw us from where God wants us to be. God is greater and our weakness is no barrier to the purpose of God.  But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  2 Cor 12:9.  If you answer yes to any of the above, go to the Lord and lay your burden at His feet.  We have to actively seek Him and make efforts to grow and resist being stagnant. 

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.  We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.
2 Corinthians 4:7-9


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