On the white walls throughout the SHU stenciled in black letters are the words “Don’t take shortcuts”. This reminds me of Paul’s words in Galatians 2:5. The gospel is a certain message and no other. Men of every generation want to modify it (as though it could be) to their own likings.
When I began this fast it was to strengthen personal weaknesses I perceived in my spirit, early on God made it clear it had testimonial effect for His purposes. I honestly could give in to a thousand cravings to end this fast before the 40 days, but because I have been informed on some of the ways the Lord is using it to do so would be a shortcut and the message of the gospel would not remain intact.
Paul fought off shortcuts to keep the gospel intact for our benefit and we have all been richly blessed there from. I think we are all living epistles and speak of a gospel that must remain in tact.
Dorean is a story not yet completed. There were numerous shortcuts offered to us. Scott and I never took them. Our
codefendants all took them. I suffer for it but I delight that the testimony of the gospel remains intact. The word says we shall be known by our love. And this is how you recognize love for the Beloved, His testimony, and the benefit of those coming behind you, no shortcuts will be taken. Some how Christ stenciled on my heart a little warning to which I have found it wise to pay heed.
How about you?