The ONE THING for today

Denial is not a river in Egypt

Remember, pain is often God’s medicine for curing denial.

Pain is an invitation to change; don’t ignore it.

There is a world of difference between pressing on through your pain (“playing hurt”) or medicating your pain to make it go away and allowing your pain level to be the monitor to help you gauge your progress.

Whether, emotionally, physically, or spiritually, wherever you are feeling pain today ask yourself, “What do I need to change in order for the pain to go away?”   And then head in that direction.

One word of caution, however; often heading down the least painful path is not the answer.  Like Jesus on the path toward Calvary, the most painful path often leads to the best solution.

But any way you slice it, the ONE THING for today is: Pain is an invitation to change, don’t ignore it, embrace it.

Romans 5:3-5 (NKJV)

And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

One thought on “Denial is not a river in Egypt

  1. Pain: the fertilizer which helps me bear the fruit of The Holy Spirit. “In the world you will have tribulation, but be of GOOD cheer, I have overcome the world”. JESUS John 16:33. As I learn to depend on Him in Everything, He causes me by His grace to bear the fruit of His Spirit. It is so calming to be His handiwork, safe and secure from ALL alarm. Ephesians 2:8-10. Praise You Dear JESUS. I shall take courage and lean on You through the power of The Holy Spirit. (This blog made me shout Pastor Kemp, that I can do NOTHING without our Lord Jesus–Joy is rising!!!


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