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Why do some people...


Came across a very good...
thought provoking... question...


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Why do some people in starving Africa,
or concentration camps become believers?



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And some lose their faith?


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A question we will not be able to figure out...

so much could be involved in this...


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Job asked God questions about his suffering...

God gave Job an answer...

but it was questions... as well


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Starting at Job chapter 38 till the end.


it pretty much goes like this...

(quoting from Peter Kreeft)

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God says to Job,


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Who are you?
Are you God?



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Did you write this script?
Were you there when I laid the foundations of the earth?



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Job realized the answer is no.

Then he is satisfied.

Why?



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Because he sees God...



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The revelation of who God is.

What could be better...


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Instead of answering questions...


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God wants to show who he is...

and it could be through something we don't expect.


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at the end, it will satisfy us.
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by Ken019TX | 2012-06-30 04:24

Let's face it



What are you facing right now...



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is it something you can be alright with...



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is it something worth your suffering...


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would you get dirty for it...


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toil with it...


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putting yourself on top of a whole...


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..... well.... I don't know about that....

but seriously...


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here is a quote from the "The Case for Faith"


Let's face it;


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we learn from the mistakes we make

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and the suffering they bring.


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The universe is a soul-making machine
and part of the process is learning,
maturing,
and growing through difficult and challenging and painful experiences



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The point of our lives in this world isn't comfort


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but training and preparation for eternity


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even Jesus
"learned obedience through suffering"



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and if that was true for him
why wouldn't it be even more true for us?



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So much truth to that...

And my prayer is,
that I would recall this when I really need it.


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Below is the awesome photographer...


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she took all the good pics here.


thanks
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by Ken019TX | 2012-06-19 07:54

At a Hospital in Liberia


What is life about?

Is it just about You,


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trying to please You,
defend You,
justify You,
live for Yourself,

and harming others without noticing it,


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Here we are at a hospital in Monrovia,
about to distribute presents to kids at care,


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I cannot express what I felt here by my words,

But the verse from 1 Peter 3:8 sinks into my heart,



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Finally, all of you, be like-minded,




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be sympathetic,



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love one another,



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be compassionate and humble.



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I am humbled, learning more and more about when we are truly fulfilled,



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and it is when we help the weak,

bring joy to the unfortunate,

healing to the hurt,



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through God's unfailing love,

which gives us the power to,

live freely,

give freely,

love freely,



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God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.


C.S. Lewis
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by ken019tx | 2012-06-06 07:33