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” YOU CANNOT BYPASS THE PRESCRIBED PROCESS IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE DESIRED PROGRESS.” ____ Paula White

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  1. This makes me think of what Jesus told us…a process He prescribed if we would really be His disciples…”And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.”(Luke 9:23). We can’t have real growth without this.

  2. MG, Paula is right, but I have to say, that life would be a lot easier, sometimes, if we COULD bypass the process and still get the progress? I guess the idea here is, are we WILLING to endure and move through the process, even when we don’t want to or when it seems too difficult to face? Jesus is a wonderful example of willingness! Read with me Luke 22: 42-44″”Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine. Then an angel from heaven appeared and strengthened him. He prayed more fervently, and he was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood.”
    We can see from the scripture that Jesus was in “agony” of the process that he had to endure, but He was willing, and He leaned on the Father for support and direction. No matter what our circumstances or situations are, if we are willing to move through the “sometimes painful process”, we are assured of God’s help, if we ask, and the progress will be a given.
    Thanks MG, for posting this quote.

  3. Yes I agree real growth can not come if we bypassed the process. This weekend I saw by daughter-in-law Heather graduate with a Doctorate in Pharmacy from ULM. She had to put many focused hours of study in and on top of it faced in February the death of her mother. I’m sure she would have liked to have bypassed the process but she grew into a woman of character. My son got his Master in Education and it took him many years to figure out teaching and reaching out to middle schoolers was what the Lord called him to do. They both asked of the Lord as Needles says above and God was faithful as he always is and growth followed.

  4. Your comments brought to mind the Words of Jesus, in similar fashion as Debi’s quote of Scripture. Jesus said, “I Am the Way, The Truth and the Life. No man cometh to the Father but by Me” Jesus is the only process through which we can progress to the Father. There is no other way. Drawn by the Holy Spirit, the process of humbling oneself, confessing one’s sins and coming under the will and direction of Lord Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit. We can’t earn it. We can’t enter by a different door. We can’t fashion our own way that we think we can get to the Father. No!
    Jesus and Jesus alone is the Process, the Way, the Truth, the Life, the Father.

  5. We are a walking, talking, breathing process. God is working on us daily so we will on day reach our desired progess. Philippians 1:6 ‘And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.’ This verse tells me God isn’t done with us yet. He is working on us every minute of every day.He doesn’t take a lunch break at 12 and the leave work at 5 PM, calling it a day. Phillipians states he will continue his work until it is finally finished. This means that we must continue to do my part by being obedient and allowing God to continue to work within us. We need to move ahead and not look back. Genesis 19:26 ‘But Lot’s wife looked back as she was following behind him, and she turned into a pillar of salt.’ If we look back, we can’t move forward and we become a pillar of salt. We must continue to work toward our process so we can have our desired progress.

  6. Wonder how many of us even know the (a) desired progress?

    This week as I read and watched the major earthquakes in parts of the world and saw children without family or homes, yes, orphans, I thought of many things I would like to do. But, did I find a desire that I would work on to help?
    Passage James 1:4″ So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”

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