Sunday, April 18, 2010

learning from michael chandler

i am in no way in the same situation as this man. however, the point he makes in this video is huge. essentially, learn to suffer well. it is Biblical. it is Christ-like.

Philippians 1:29
For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake...

Luke 6:47-49
"Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great."

Philippians 4:4
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.

i suck at suffering. this year, in a strange way, i have seen what seems like much death. and i often hate it. i hate having to care for some one post-mortem in the hospital and i have no idea if they are dwelling richly in the presence of Christ. i hate that i didn't get to say one last goodbye. i hate that i think others are judging my reaction or response.
but somehow, none of that seems to matter.

at least in this moment.

 teach me to suffer well, for Your namesake, o Lord!

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