Beth Moore — Let God Rebuild Your Life
Now I drink coffee to calm down. I was born wired -- I just was born wired. I love coffee and I love stiff, very, very strong coffee. I like a super dry cappuccino that they hand to you in a cup that has just about this much liquid in it and I throw that thing back and then I just praise God out loud for it.
I had had about six shots one morning and I'd been working out of Colossians in my memory work so I was saying my memory work to the Lord and I was starting at the very beginning. And I said, "Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God and Timothy our brother, to the faints and saithful brothers in Christ at Colossae."
So every time I turn to this book I think about the faints and the saithful brothers in Colossae. That may be you today. You may be faint of heart. You're in the right place. Colossians chapter two, I want to read you verses 1-7.
So much of this segment would be a lesson all by itself. We are heading together to the seventh verse but I want you to see verses one through six as well as we prepare for it. It says, and this is the Apostle Paul talking to the faints and saithful brothers in Colossae: For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not seen me face to face.
Let me pause there to say, it is all right with God if you and I have to really struggle to see somebody become in Christ what they were called to be. Anybody know what I'm talking about? To be able to press in there, go to the work, go to the grip that it takes to see somebody that you know full well has the capacity and gifting in them to be so instrumental in the body of Christ.
I've got a young woman in my life like this right now. She is so gifted. She has got an authority on her. She can stand up and speak to a group. But she has the mouth of a sailor! Anybody know what I'm talking about?
You know what's going to happen? Is the sailor is going to write me and say, "You know what? I don't have a bad mouth." So forgive me. You may be a sailor with a wonderful sanctified mouth. I'll try to think of something else. But y'all know what I'm talking about? And I'm trying to struggle in there with her. Let there be a sanctification that would release the gifting on that mouth. Sometimes we struggle with one another to see one another come to their gifting and their sanctification in Christ.