1 Peter 1:7-9
“That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.”
Trials, Tribulation, Divorce, Sickness, the loss of a job, or worse, losing a loved one, even the breakup of a friendship. All of these things can drop us into a state of depression,
We must make a choice, wallow in it, or rise above it. One is easy, giving up. The other takes an inner stregth, a determination, to put it behind us and move forward.
We all deal with troubles in our own way. Often, we cry out ‘Why Lord?’
Don’t expect an answer in the clouds, or thunder and lightning, Most often our answer will come as a peace that passeth understanding. (Phillipines 4:7)
Sometimes it is a still small voice. (1 Kings 19:12)
If we allow these troubles to draw us closer to, and not away from, our loving God, we will be purifided, made holy and acceptable. We prove to ourselves that we truly love and honor, God’s will and ways, for our life. We receive ‘Joy Unspeakable and Full of Glory.’
Our Salvation will be secure, in the knowledge of His Word.
I get so excited when I recognize something in the Word, that I have seen hundreds of times, yet never received His revelation until that moment. When I was younger in the Lord, I would stop and think Wow. Then continue reading.
Now… I stop, consider, understand, and believe, then look for other verses that either confirm or reject that revelation, I pray about it, then start to share it. Gerald Derstine, used to tell us. ‘You don’t know what you know, until you share what you know.’
Since the Lord hasn’t granted me the opportunity to Preach, I teach and share in this blog. I pray my stumbling and mumblings, in some way, encourage you to study the Word daily, to see if these things are true.
Thanks for visiting,
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We all have the relationship we want with God. I desire a more intimate one.
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