Since turning 30 years old this year, I am realizing more and more just how faithful God really is. Even while I was faithless, even when I wasn't recognizing His faithfulness.
Thirty is simply my thankfulness to our Lord for allowing me to see the years that so many in my position, my color, or even my community do not have the privilege of seeing. Providence can be overlooked by so many, especially in times of success and favor. And for the most part it's hard to appreciate the little things, God has been working out in our lives for our good. For me, it's quite frankly has been, "welcome to thirty, so what now!?!?"
The danger is that we who claim to love God, after experiencing some of life's woes, end up at the end of the day becoming like Maribah & Massah. Men who wander, murmering and claiming, lessoning God's truths in areas of our lives, cheapening his grace with our sin, and thereby denying the very power of God, to where we might shrink back, falling away from the very living God.
My prayer is that you are encouraged to continue in this walk for however many more years (if that long) God might grant you, not presuming upon his name, but standing for sure on the promises of Christ. Remember, rather we know it or not, we are preaching, with our lives, what we believe about Jesus in our hearts.
released October 30, 2016
OB Martinez, Superstaar Beats, Dwayne Reed, TJ Morrissette
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