July 16, 2016

Birth Pain

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:02 pm by tclickenger

Isaiah 66:9

I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the LORD. 

God wants to bring about new life in us, a progressive change from sowing our life pursuing dead things to sowing our life pursuing living and life giving things. Often, for new life to be birthed into us we have to go through pain.

This can be physical pain, financial pain, emotional pain, relationship pain or any number of other kinds of pain but each one holds the promise of life coming. 

We can choose to either resist the birth process, prolonging both the birth and the pain or we can choose to work with the natural process of birth, anticipating the indescribable joy that it brings. 

When we cooperate with that truth we can see how true it really is. Go through the pain and allow God to bring a new level of life on the other side. 

“To the woman He said, ‘I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to your children.” (Gen. 3:16)


July 2, 2016

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:56 pm by tclickenger

A bit surreal reading this.