The Bridge…

Bridge – a structure carrying a road, path, railway, etc. across a river, road, or other obstacle

It has become apparent that this world is headed some where, if you haven’t watched the news maybe the book of Revelations will shed some light. These things are not to scare us, but have been revealed to make us aware that we must all the more run to Christ our Lord and Saviour. The bridge in this case in taking us from one season to another whether we like it or not. For some this season may be one of an awakening others it could be one of transformation either way no one comes out of a season with the same mentality.

“but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me” 1 Corinthians 13:10-11. Here Paul talks about a transformation he encountered almost as if he was describing an old way of life he was living. Then he states that he “became a man” which led to him to the disposal the childish things. In other words he crossed the bridge and entered a new season and he adapted to the new season by putting away the childish things.

I believe that it is necessary to check the thermostat in our lives regularly. We need to ask ourselves questions like; am I in my God given purpose? have I adapted (not compromised) to the season I am in? The reason I stated “adapted” and not “compromise” is because the main purpose is to grow in Christ not compromise to the things that are going against the word of God! Indeed we are the light of the world.

A bridge can be uncertain sometimes; could be dark, could be short or long, either way the passage demands some form of trust for us to make it to the other side. I have crossed many bridges and the more I encounter, the more it demands me putting more of my full weight on it to support me. This ultimately means leaning on God and trusting his process. Indeed what a challenging task it was for me in the beginning considering I relied on myself for almost everything even though in reality it wasn’t really me but the grace I was under.

A bridge can be uncertain sometimes; could be dark, could be short or long, either way the passage demands some form of trust for us to make it to the other side..

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up Galatians 6:9. In times where the bridge seems too long and dark we need to hold fast to this scripture (amongst others), with the encouragement that others have gone ahead of us and succeeded, including the Lord Jesus Christ. As Christians we don’t have to walk through this alone for the Lord is with us and he will never forsake us, trust him.

But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold. Job 23:10. A final scripture I wanted to include was the story of Job. Most know his story and the suffering he acquired during his journey and how he was able to come up with such a powerful statement in such a odious situation. This demonstrates that he was focusing on the end goal and not on the current situation. Personally I like the term “gold” this is something that never loses it’s value especially went it has been purified!

Nathalie

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