The Wandering Desert Monk

The Wandering Desert Monk

Thursday, April 11, 2013

What explains our life?


What explains our life? When people look at us, how do they explain our kindness or our goodness? Kindness or goodness should not be traits that call attention to themselves; they should draw people to understand that our lives are inseparable from the Christ who lives in us. The true test of the transformed life is when the heat is turned up: when we experience the pressure cooker of life. Suddenly people will be asking how we stay calm in face of chaos or gentle face of vicious attacks. It is in these moments that they will know that the secret is not in our personality but in the Person who abides in us. – Ron Friesen 

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  1. Its truly the only way to live and remain calm or at least sane.
    Kathy Troccoli's song comes to mind:
    How would I know
    If it wasn't for the times that I was down
    If it wasn't for the times that I was bound
    For all the times that I wondered
    How I would ever make it through
    All of the times that I couldn't see my way
    And I had to turn to You

    How would I know You could deliver
    How would I know You could set free
    If there had never been a battle
    How would I know the victory
    How would I know You could be faithful
    To meet all of my needs
    Lord I appreciate the hard times
    Otherwise how would I know

    I remember all the times I had to cry
    And at the time all I could do was wonder why
    Why would a God so kind and loving
    Allow me to go through all this pain
    If I could see into the future
    Then I would know the joy I'd gain

    But how would I know You could deliver
    How would I know You could set free
    If there had never been a battle
    How would I know the victory
    How would I know You could be faithful
    To meet all of my needs
    Lord I appreciate the hard times
    Otherwise how would I know

    How would I know that you could
    Make a way out of no way
    How would I know if I never had a need
    Brother, I know what you're goin' through
    Sister, I know 'cause I've been in your shoes
    But I can truly say that I know what God can do

    How would I know You could deliver
    How would I know You could set free
    If there had never been a battle
    How would I know the victory
    How would I know You could be faithful
    To meet all of my needs
    Lord I appreciate the hard times
    Otherwise how would I know
    Otherwise how would I know

    How would I know You could set free
    How would I know You deliver me
    How would I know You could make a way
    How would I know You could meet my needs
    How would I know
    How would I know
    I wouldn't have known
    I wouldn't have know


    Read more: KATHY TROCCOLI - HOW WOULD I KNOW LYRICS

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