Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004 11:31 AM
Subject: Re: NORMAN GRUBB'S WRITINGS.
Your 'musings' are great and as you say; seeing 'through' apparent evil to God's purposes are true freedom......although I'm not sure what you do not understand...............
For me; The principle of seeing with a single eye was simple because long before I met Norman or heard his message I had read Job and immediately caught for myself that God had directed (called the devils attention to Job) the devil to test Job. IT was absolutely stunning, overwhelming and brilliant to me to see that Job, who was already a righteous man, would immediately take the most severe trial and answer back "Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him." That's the man I wanted to be, and my heart was broken, not over Job's loss, but by the miracle that He would go the limit with His God. I was 26 yrs old at the time.......... I had no councilors, teachers, gurus; no one to see me through BUT GOD.....
So God ONLY became my mentor and after the fact many others came along to support what I already knew and lived by from my heart.
To the natural man none of this will ever make sense.....
If you are trying to figure this out in your head, its useless. No one would ever understand God telling Abraham to take his son up a mountain and put a knife in his heart.............
but after the fact, God said to him; "Now I see you will withhold nothing from me."
When His own son was calling to him from the cross; there was no answer.....................
This is the God we serve.................the God that knows the exact test we CAN endure................and He chooses to prove us without end..................
I don't know if this is what you wanted to hear.....but its my belief. Daily I live with assaults on those I love and daily I almost shrink at the magnitude of the problems............but this one thing I know; "Thy Will Be Done" and His WAYS in and through us; devils or God's are bringing about His kingdom inside as He takes us through the fire.
I love Jesus' words: "If you will not cast yourself on the 'rock' to be broken, it will fall on you and grind you to powder......" and also when he answered Pilot by saying; "You would have no authourity (power) over Me, unless it had been given you from above;"
Jesus was a master wasn't he?
HE LIVED THE SINGLE EYE.
Please write soon,
Lovingly in Jesus,