Lazaroo – Monday, January 31, 2011

Jan 31, 2011 I Lazaroo.

Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with every fiber of your being:

“…now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.”
(1 Peter 1:6)


Not that, Jesus.


Why does suffering have to be such a huge part of the Christian life?

Isn’t that bad advertising for people thinking about following You?
I mean, come on – who in his right mind would sign up for that?

And why me?

I’m no masochist.
I don’t get pleasure out of pain.
Everything in me runs from suffering.

I hate it
despise it
abhor it.

I know, I know…

suffering is supposed to be good for me
teach me lessons
build my character
burn the sin out of me
mature me.

But if it’s all the same to You, I’d rather mature by having fun.


those who’ve never suffered

are the shallowest people I know.

Isaiah 38:17; Romans 5:3-4; 2 Thessalonians 1:3-7; 2 Timothy 1:8-12; 2 Timothy 2:8-13; Hebrews 2:9-10; Hebrews 2:18; Hebrews 5:7-9; Hebrews 10:32-39; James 5:10-11; 1 Peter 2:19-24; 1 Peter 4:1-2; 1 Peter 4:12-14; Revelation 1:9

What is Lazaroo?

Take Me Deeper

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

3 responses so far.

  1. Todd Says:

    As usual, keeping it truly real and straight with the scriptcures. We are thankful for that. Thank you for your Ministry.

  2. RM Says:

    how shallow they are, I meant to say .. but then I also see how shallow I am at times ..

  3. RM Says:

    🙂 Steve, your brave to say that .. but it is true and heart breaking to see how shallow …. but yes, I keep saying yes Lord .. OK your the boss .. but make it painless …. 😐
    … if that is your will .. (but then .. the courage of Stephen is given when it is time)

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