Wednesday, April 6, 2011

In All Things

Tonight my college girls are studying 2 Corinthian 6.
To have joy in all things?
To persevere no matter the difficulties?
Whether you're right or wrong?
That's tough.


I think that's the conundrum of guarding one's heart.
How do you keep it safe so it's not chewed up and spit out by life?
How do you keep it from becoming a block of ice so it's still usable?
Jesus. That's it.

We commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love; by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise. We are treated as imposters, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.
2 Corinthians 6:4-10

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