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Post  fennywest on Sun 15 Jan 2012, 10:35 pm

Prize and Price
Price and Prize
Go Hand in hand
That's the Way of God
So it goes
So He hones
So we grow
As to glow.
Even if we MOAN
And we G-R-O-A-N!

Lows and highs,
Carrot and stick,
Rod and reward,
Fire and comfort,
Mountain and Valley,
Desert and pastures
So it goes,
Summer and winter,
Good for me,
Good for you.

2 Corinthians 12: The Vision of Paradise
1 It is doubtless not profitable for me to boast. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord:
2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago --- whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows --- such a one was caught up to the third heaven.
3 And I know such a man --- whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows ---
4 how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
5 Of such a one I will boast; yet of myself I will not boast, except in my infirmities.
6 For though I might desire to boast, I will not be a fool; for I will speak the truth. But I refrain, lest anyone should think of me above what he sees me to be or hears from me.
The Thorn in the Flesh
7 And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.
8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.
9 And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
©Fenny West2012

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