Thursday, September 6, 2007

Gethsemane Experiences

My meditation this week focused on how our Lord suffered alone after the apostles had fallen asleep in the Garden of Gethsemane. From my own experiences, I have come to believe that in many instances others cannot respond, and perhaps should not. This is not to imply that others cannot give us help when needed, or that they lack training in their professional roles. Many I have gone to for help have been of great assistance including my Southeast Regional Director and his wife.
Nevertheless, there are those moments when God would rather have us lean on and learn from Him. This has proven true in my own experience and for other individuals as well. Gethsemane has names such as death, failure, loneliness, illness or losses. However, God wants us to see it as Gethsemane and remember that it was at Gethsemane where your pain and questions were transformed into growth and glory through supernatural strength through prayer and the presence of God.

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