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Called, and Equipped

on February 11, 2015

Have you ever groaned after reading a passage of Scripture? I’m not talking about the Holy Spirit groans that are mentioned in Romans 8. I’m referring to the groans some of us utter when reading about, oh, submission, for example. The first time I remember reading that a “gentle and quiet spirit” is what God considers beautiful, I asked Him, “what do you mean, ‘gentle and quiet’??” (And I am still learning. πŸ™‚ ) I probably groaned the time I realized that the answer to my sinus headaches might not be immediate healing, but trusting in His sufficient grace. (Though I’m very grateful that He did heal me!) But even though God sets high standards for His children, He also lovingly and graciously provides what we need to obey Him. (And, He mercifully forgives and restores us every single time we fall short and repent.)

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3

Mile-High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain, NC; public domain photo by Ken Thomas

So maybe I should leave more of the groaning to the Holy Spirit. πŸ™‚


6 responses to “Called, and Equipped

  1. The Peaceful Haven says:

    Well said…thank you for taking the time to write and encourage!!

  2. Being Woven says:

    Ouch! Groaning can be a part of an ongoing way and one that is not worthy of a woman who desires to be quiet and gentle. I, too, am still learning. As a neighbor @ Fellowship Friday, I am encouraged to have come by.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

  3. Brittany at EquippingGodlyWomen.com says:

    lol. I’ve learned a lot of things lately I didn’t necessarily want to learn

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