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Rom 8:23
And not only they, but ourselves also,
which have the firstfruits of the Spirit,
even we ourselves groan within ourselves,
waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

LIGHT from the WORD.

Life today, on this earth, is TUFF!
We are encompassed by: sickness, disease, poverty, corruption,
anger, malice, prejudice, lying, cheating, drunkenness, and all
kinds of immorality.

Notice the Scripture above says we groan "within ourselves."
Our spirits yearn to be with the Lord, and yet our bodies are suffering.
Though our hope, praise, and joy are shouted from the housetops,
our groanings are kept between us and our Lord.

We must learn to yearn for it patiently, not mumbling and complaining
because of our present state.
We KNOW that our God will never give us more than we can bear,
and that He will be faithful to COMPLETE what He has begun in us.

Remember, precious saint of God, you can tell a person by his "groanings!"
Some groan after wealth - they are worshippers of "mammon."
Some groan because of distress - they are worshippers of self.
Some groan because of troubles - they are impatient.

But the "saint" groans to be more like Christ!
Therefore, the saint is moldable by God's Spirit and Word.

Groan INSIDE, but exhibit Christ OUTSIDE!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce