Updated: Oct 25, 2019
I confess my all-too-strong tendency to want FIXING rather than FILLING.
We define “fixing” to mean, “our problems are taken away.”
But Jesus’ definition of “fixing” means, “to Sovereignly align people, places & things in such a way that invites us to LET Him, not our comfort & confidence, be “Faith-Filler.”
& this often comes in ways I’d rather not have...
...like His “fixing”—the WAITING; when I’m expecting an answer.
...like His “fixing”—the STRUGGLE; when I’m expecting relief.
...like His “fixing”—the STORM; when I’m expecting the calm.
...like His “fixing”—the FEAR; when I’m expecting nerves of steel.
The Truth is—
Jesus IS both The Fixer & The Filler; however, Jesus’ “fixing” is always woven into His “filling”.
Jesus sees our struggles. Every single one of them.
LET Jesus watch.
Jesus comes in ways & times we least expect.
LET Jesus in.
Struggles reveal our hearts in ways that point out the true depth of our faith & exposes areas of fear, doubt & hardened heart.
LET Jesus expose.
Jesus will always come to us.
LET Jesus come.
Jesus desires that we LET the struggles & trials give us the “Faith-workout” He knows we need so we can grow deeper into Him, & “wean off” of trusting ourselves & present circumstances/resources.
LET Jesus work.
James 1:2-4 (NLT)
Dear brothers & sisters, whenever trouble comes your way, LET it be an opportunity for joy. For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So LET it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character & ready for anything.
...take His time, when we think He’s being slow;
...assure us, “I Am here!”; when we think He’s left us;
...BE our faithful FAITH-filler.
He fills us with His sufficient grace to allow Him to grow in us an ever-growing faith amidst the “fixings” He sovereignly allows-
True Biblical Filling-Faith:
The confident obedience that
HE IS who He says HE is
WILL DO all He says HE WILL do.