Have you ever experienced that feeling where the ground under your feet seems to sway back and forth and you have absolutely no control over it?
I’m talking about the ground its self, the foundation you have placed your feet on begins to shake and tremble!
If you have lived in California all of your life like I have then you know exactly what I’m talking about.
California is known for having earthquakes! Some of them are small and some of them are quite enormous. But regardless of the size there is an unexplainable feeling that takes over when you realize that the very thing you are standing on and have put complete confidence in to hold you up, begins to quiver and become unsteady! Your initial response is to go to your knees, or get as close to the ground as possible and hold onto something sturdy.
Spiritually speaking, this is also the perfect practice when you begin to waver in your faith!
Oh, we’ve all been there. We stand on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord! He is unshakable, He is perfect, He is all powerful, and yet there are moments when we can begin to sway and flutter, and quiver, and become unsteady!
It can happen as quickly as a physical earthquake. A sort of, “earthquake of the soul!” One minute we are full of the joy of the Lord! Our confidence in Jesus has never been stronger! Our feet are firmly planted and we are serving with all our might! Then something happens and we are shaken to our core. A decision is made and we disagree with it. A word is spoken and it stings worse than a physical slap. Someone fails to do what they promised, and suddenly we begin to feel ourselves fail and give way.
What do we do? How do we stand firm? How do we keep on keeping on when we feel doubtful, discouraged, even trembling and shaking?
We follow the example of Jesus!
“No unbelief made Him waver…But He grew strong in His Faith as He gave glory to God.” Romans 4:19-22
Jesus did not waver because He “Gave Glory To God!”
In all things, in all situations and at all times, Jesus Gave Glory to God and this kept Him from wavering!
Jesus experienced the same frustrations, hurts and pains that we experience. Yet He endured to the very end. He did not get shaken, tremble, quiver, give way or fail. Instead “He grew strong” as He stood steady and gave the Glory to God!
We can too! When we feel the “spiritual earthquake’s” hit and cause us to shake, tremble and sway, GIVE GOD THE GLORY for all He has done for you, and you will feel the ground become steady under your feet!
GIVE GLORY TO GOD AND FEEL THE SPIRITUAL EARTHQUAKES STILL BENEATH YOUR FEET!
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