I must confess that faith is often a struggle. It's hard, and quite frankly, it's been harder over the last several years. Rev. Paul's piece is well worth reading in full, but that bolded excerpt (his emphasis, not mine) was a bit of a bolt from the blue.
We’ve been called to something special – something not found everywhere – and we must not take it for granted. We dare not become complacent. We have to press in – we have to stay hungry – we have to remember how precious this is, remain grateful, and fight to keep it.God has called each of to be where we are for a reason: He has a greater purpose in mind. He doesn’t mind making us uncomfortable to accomplish His purpose, because His purpose is not to make us comfortable.
Read that last sentence again.Remember how much it cost you already, and be determined not to forget what it cost.
It's not supposed to be easy.
Smart man, right there. But the world is filled with smart folks. He has something more - hard won wisdom that's not what you find every day. That's a different thing entirely.
So I'll be following him every day, in hopes of getting topped off with a little wisdom when he wants to send it our way. Feel free to join me.
And added to the blogroll here.