On Fry Pans & the Fire

In my message on Genesis 16 yesterday, I failed to mention this quote by Donald Grey Barnhouse:

If we seek to change our circumstances, we will jump from the frying pan into the fire. We must be triumphant exactly where we are. It is not a change of climate we need, but a change of heart. The flesh wants to run away, but God wants to demonstrate His power exactly where we have known our greatest chagrin. Life’s disappointments are frequently His appointments.

I meant to read that during point three, God’s prescription for us, that often involves our pressing into a difficult situation rather than running from it, particularly in some divinely appointed authority structure.

Oh for grace to be triumphant right where we are.

2 responses

  1. A timely message as we prepare to launch our summer material for the Ladies Bible Study on Tuesday nights…”One Thousand Gifts”: A Dare to LIVE FULLY Right Where You Are”. “It is not a change of climate we need, but a change of heart”. Thankfully God is in the business!

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