As a Christian I am often discouraged by own condition. How can I be a God-Loving Christian when I am so sinful? As you browse my posts you might wonder what kind of believer I am….well, I don’t have an answer to that but I know I need Him. I am human and as human sin is still within me which makes it perfectly normal for me to have ups and downs… There are times when I fail Him and times when through Him and with Him as my strength I can accomplish all things…
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Phil 4:12 I know also how to be abased, and I know how to abound; in everything and in all things I have learned the secret both to be filled and to hunger, both to abound and to lack.
Eph .4:9 (Now this, “He ascended,” what is it except that He also descended into the lower parts of the earth? (10) He who descended, He is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens that He might fill all things.)
According to the Lord’s sovereign arrangement, we need both the ups and downs in order to experience Christ. I thank the Lord for all the valleys through which He has taken me. But with the valleys, there have also been hills. The Christian life is not one vast plain; it is a land with many hills and valleys. It is by the hills and valleys that we experience Christ. Young people, do not dream that your life will be level and plain. On the contrary, you will face many valleys and many hills. You will encounter all kinds of circumstances. But in these circumstances you may apply Christ as your secret and experience Him. It is crucial that we learn to apply Christ.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible, 1991, and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Philippians, pp. 251-252. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA