What I Learned in a Spiritual Storm

Only a few men have the joy and privilege of being part of Jon Bloom’s care group. I am one of them. The wisdom of this one man has made a deep impact in my life and I am grateful for his humility, wisdom, and counsel.

Jon is also the Executive Director of Desiring God and has written a very helpful article titled, What I Learned in a Spiritual Storm.

After months of darkness, light pierced the clouds. My storm didn’t stop suddenly, but it gradually lost power and dissipated and I flew into clear skies. God’s promises again proved reliable instruments. I didn’t crash. In fact, the storm served me very well. I learned more than ever before how to “walk (or fly) by faith and not by sight” (2 Cor. 5:7). I thank God for every minute of that frightening storm.

I would encourage you to read the entire post.

One thought on “What I Learned in a Spiritual Storm

  1. Great DGM article to share, Tony; thank you for noting Bloom’s word on spiritual warfare in Christ. Yes, I do agree with you (and Bloom) about learning to see the light of the Lord as part of coping with the spiritual darkness of this sin-cursed world. One of my favorite Bible verses is Psalm 112:4: “Light arises in the darkness for the upright; He is gracious and compassionate and righteous.” When we learn to see spiritual darkness in this world as it really is with the Lord, the separation of fleshly man from the Lord, and look to the Lord’s light and character of His Word as the superior contrast to that darkness, then we find real satisfaction with the Lord, in bringing our Adam identities into the grace of covenant relationship with Him.

    It’s not our inclination to see spiritual darkness as it is with the Lord. We get far too busy with our lives, in the hum-drum joykill of radical pragmatism and radical skepticism today. Bringing our lives to repentance with the Lord leads us to see real reality of the contrast between spiritual darkness and the light of the Lord, for knowing satisfaction with the Lord. I would strongly agree with you here in the blessing of the Lord that, especially in view of Bloom’s insight that you shared, talking about the battle of spiritual warfare in Christ is a very helpful remedy for a praxis-centered and sin-darkened postmodern world. May the Lord bless this article for others.

    From a fellow fighting soldier in Christ,
    Rick

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