Understanding A Thorn by Dr Tony Evans
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Today’s post comes again from Dr. Tony Evans’ podcast. You can listen too, by going to your App Store and downloading the Tony Evans app.
If you give it a listen, you can follow along with my notes 😊
“HOW TO UNDERSTAND A THORN” Posted Dec. 26th
This message comes from 2 Corinthians 12:7-10. We find Paul pleading (3 x) with the Lord to remove a thorn.
Do you have an irritating thorn in your paw right now? If so, I pray that you will find relief and hope through this message. It’s a GOOD one!
Dr. Evans tells a story about Billy Graham. In this story, Dr.Graham was sited for going 10 miles an hour over the speed limit. The monetary fine he received was $100. When the Judge asked if Graham was guilty, his response was yes. It was then that the Judge connected this unmistakeable voice with the person standing before him & he was shocked…overcome.
He took out $100 and paid Dr. Graham’s fine, then asked him if he could buy him a steak dinner! Billy Graham received GRACE because of WHO HE WAS.
SOMETIMES we receive “A TICKET” in order to receive grace…BUT, we have to KNOW WHO (AND WHO’S) WE ARE.
DR. EVANS also tells a story about a building without enough elevators.
In order to shift the public’s focus from the thorn of waiting for an elevator, the building installed mirrors on every floor.
IF WE CAN REDIRECT OUR FOCUS ON THE LORD, WHILE WE WAIT FOR THE ELEVATOR TO BRING US FROM THE FLOOR WE ARE STUCK ON, WE WILL BE OPEN TO RECEIVE THE BLESSING OF GROWTH HE HAS FOR US.
“IF GOD IS ALLOWING A THORN, HE IS ADMINISTERING AN IV WITH THE MEDICINE WE NEED” <——- Love that!
I hope you will find some time to listen to this encouraging teaching, and then in the quiet…journal what you have learned…and maybe even add one of the images above to create a memorial to the Lord of the place He met with you ❤️