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August 18, 2020


Times may be crazy right now, but how are you responding to this craziness? God would of course like us to grow during this time, practicing patience, self-control, and obedience, essentially maturing as believers. But with no end in sight to the craziness, it is becoming rather difficult to keep up these traits.

It is important to remember that growth is God’s method. It is a process. Faith in Christ and resting on His promises always takes time. And as His sheep, we can feel “lost” as It takes a while for us to really learn that He intends to do something quite different with us than we thought He would during a trial or tribulation. This can be discouraging and frustrating. We go to Him and say, “What’s going on? Why don’t You hurry up this process?”

But God has His own perspective on time, and it is encouraging for us to realize this is a process of time, and we do not need to be discouraged if we do not find we are completely “in the know” of life. What we need to ask is, are we moving in His direction with patience?

Take time this week and thank God for the little reminders to be patient in this process of growth. Ask that He help you to accept and trust His will for you fully. And then, go out and live it. “Grow” and “Go” as our measures indicate in Ascension’s Vision Framework. Connect with others, carry their burdens, and claim their hearts as ambassadors for Christ.

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.” – 2 Peter 3:18

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