Pastor Wrinkles: The Lenten Journey Pt. 17

The meditational question for this day is: What attitude are you wanting God to help you with?

One of the things I have come to during this fast is that if I am to succeed in maintaining or carrying out the vision that God has laid upon me for this year I must take responsibility for the dreams and I must not allow myself to feel overwhelmed by the dreams themselves or by the set backs that are a natural part of pursuing God’s goals.

In light of that I am seeking God for a never quit attitude and for a deeper place of patience as I remain constant in working out this part of my salvation.

Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into
” WIlliam Barclay


For  to be poised against fatality, to meet adverse conditions gracefully, is more  than simple endurance; it is an act of aggression, a positive  triumph.
Thomas  Mann

We  really feel happier when things look bleak. Hope is endurance. Hope is holding  on and going on and trusting in the Lord.
Michael  Novak

8 thoughts on “Pastor Wrinkles: The Lenten Journey Pt. 17

  1. Pastor J, my immediate response to your question is that I need God to transform, erase, my critical attitude. Not to make excuses, but I was raised by an angry critical mother (which caused me to be very anxious and fearful)–at some point, I realized to my horror that I had picked up that character trait as well. I’m sure I’ve improved some, since God’s been pretty busy working on me–but I notice that it’s often my knee-jerk response; and I really don’t want to have it at all, not even a little residual bit! God bless you BIG–love, sis Caddo

    • I can symapthize with you Sis. My knee jerk reaction is often a negative “It can’t be done so let’s just sit and do nothing.” I am praying actively that God would remove this and give me a more positive heart.

  2. I am praying against discouragement with the healing of my son, so many things in the natural point to deeper illness versus a healing. Some days I get quite discourage and I have to constantly remind myself that God is holding my son and nothing in the natural can change that fact. I have to say, Pastor J, I honestly did not know what God had in mind for this fast but it appears He is digging deep into my heart to clear out the cobwebs so nothing can block the healing for my son. God is so awesome that in the process of preparing me for Tom’s healing He is healing me at the same time. Praise God!

    • It is amazing how God changes us as we wait for Him to change our circumstances. I am praying for you sister and you need to get a copy of today’s message! There is some stuff in the beginning which may be just for you.

  3. My attitude of feeling unwanted and rejected was overcome by the complete, unconditional acceptance of me by the omnipotent, perfect God.

    My attitude of feeling suspicious about everything and everyone is largely overcome by the faithfulness of my amazing God . . . but I still sometimes doubt people and am suspicious of their motives. My God is working on it, but I am a tough nut to crack sometimes.

    • I’m with you there Angela. While my issue is not so much with people it is with believing that things will turn out well. God has helped me to move forward in the calling even when I am afraid but it would be so liberating to be able to move forward without the fear of failure.

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