Lazaroo – Saturday, September 8, 2012

Sep 08, 2012 I Lazaroo.

 

Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with renewed determination:

“…God, who tests our hearts.”
(1 Thessalonians 2:4)

Why do You do that, Jesus?

You already see straight into my heart.
You know exactly what’s there.

Why conduct a test?

Is it for the same reason a wise teacher tests a student –

To show the student how much she’s learned
and how much she doesn’t know?

I need both, don’t I?

It’s so encouraging to see the progress I’ve made since surrendering my life to You.

When You give me a test – and I pass it with flying colors –

I’m in awe of the light years I’ve come.
My gratitude to You knows no bounds.

When You give me a test – and I flunk it –

it’s a wake-up call

a reality check
a much-needed injection of humility 

providing me with all the incentive I need

to stay focused on Job #1:

to become just like You.

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1 Samuel 16:7; 1 Kings 8:39; Matthew 16:24-27; John 6:5-6; 1 Corinthians 3:11-15; 1 Corinthians 11:1; 2 Corinthians 13:5-7; Philippians 3:7-11; 1 Timothy 1:15-16; 1 Peter 2:21; 1 John 3:2-3

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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.

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