“Committed to the Process” . CALLED series

Matthew Trexler . October 3, 2021

Acts 22:15 – You will be his witness to all people of what you have seen and heard.

 1.  There is always a process.

1 Kings 17:1-6 – Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe[a] in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word.” Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah: “Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. You will drink from the brook, and I have directed the ravens to supply you with food there.” So he did what the Lord had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.

  • God is setting the stage.

2. Trust the giver of the process.

Hebrews 12:11 – No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

Ways we respond to discipline:

  • Accept it with resignation.
  • Accept it with self-pity.
  • Accept it with anger & resentment.
  • Accept it gratefully.

1 Peter 5:10 – And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 

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