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When I feel the limit

2018-05-27 14:06
Pastor’s letter (725) May 27th, 2018

When I feel the limit

No matter how hard we try, we have our own limitations that can no longer be improved.
What should we do when this happens? We must acknowledge my limitations to God
and live happily within these limits. There are many tired workers in the church.
We are confronted with limitations of ability, limits of love, limits of patience,
or limits of human relations that cannot be solved even if we try to solve them well.

Did not Jesus have a limit? As we know, Jesus did not raise miracles until he was 30 years old.
He lived just like his neighbor's brother. He was a sincere carpenter on weekdays and a young man
in the synagogues on weekends. It seems that He has embraced the limits with joy God has set.
When He finally began his three-year public life, Satan tempted Jesus.
The key to temptation was to break or jump beyond the limits God has set.
It was a spiritual war that everyone who believed in so-called goodness experienced.

Satan said, "If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become bread." (Matthew 4: 3)
At this time, Jesus was physically weak because he had not eaten for 40 days.
"No, it does not make sense to live hard enough to starve and die like this because you are the Son of God.
Do something. The Son of God must use the power of the Father... "
But Jesus accepted the gift of limitation. He did not use it at all, not because He did not have that ability.
He let the stones stay just stones. Why? Hebrews 5: 8 explains:
“During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries
and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.
Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered”

Satan tempted more strongly without giving up. He took Jesus to the top of the temple.
By jumping there He demanded to prove that God really lives and is with Him.
"Look, people are watching you ~. Show me you can do something!
Otherwise, everyone will not trust you or respect you. "
The appearance of flying down from the top of the temple like Superman would look so cool,
but the Lord did not. He just decided to wait for God's time. Instead of jumping in the temple,
you walked down the stairs one by one. The miracle did not happen.
He was able to prove himself to be a great person, to amaze the world, but the Lord did not cause any miracles.

Why? The apostle Paul explains: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God
something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking
the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!
Paul encourages us to have this humble heart of the Lord.

I do not know if there is a limit of suffering and a crucible to you nowadays.
If God allows these limitations to be removed or skipped, ministry may be much faster.
The word that there is nothing that cannot be done to a believer is not to be said for my pride.
Even though we live within the limits of being weak, God loves us, Could we humbly walk with Him?