For we know that all creation groans in unison with birthing pains up until now. And there is more; it’s not just creation—all of us are groaning together too. Though we have already tasted the firstfruits of the Spirit, we are longing for the total redemption of our bodies that comes when our adoption as children of God is complete— for we have been saved in this hope and for this future. But hope does not involve what we already have or see. For who goes around hoping for what he already has? But if we wait expectantly for things we have never seen, then we hope with true perseverance and eager anticipation.ROMANS 8:22-25
All true followers of Jesus experience a holy dissatisfaction with life. We are not too easily satisfied with the condition of life around us. We are saddened that our lives are not being changed as they should be. We are dissatisfied that what God has started remains tragically incomplete in this world. We are grateful for being Christians and therefore we deeply groan inside of us for God to do more with us and through us. We increasingly long that God uses us in a mighty way to share His gospel with people around us, strengthen His church and remake our world through His love. Our deep is constantly calling to deep.
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