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"I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better." Ephesians 1:17 (NIV)

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

BELIEVE AND SUFFER


Philippians 1:29


"For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not
only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him." (NIV)


"For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only
to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake." (KJV)


For those of us who have been drawn by the Holy Spirit,
have recognized our sinful condition, have repented,
and put our faith in Jesus Christ, there is joy and peace
in knowing that we are His and that we will live in
eternity with our Lord and Saviour. What an honor!
How humbling to know that He did this for you and
for me. Sometimes we forget that along with this
wonderful salvation, we are still confined to this
world until He takes us home. While we are here,
we will endure the trials and sorrows that this
world brings to us. Our tribulations are the same
as those who don't know Christ. The difference is,
we know what awaits us. We can continue on in this
life going through very difficult times without
complaining and continuing to praise Him, because
we live for Him and walk as He did when He was
here on earth.


Heavenly Father, how can we ever praise and
thank you enough for your unending love and
sacrifice of salvation? The least we can do is to
keep walking through this life enduring the harsh
and difficult things with praise on our lips and
looking toward the hope of eternal life. Help us
to do that, Lord, day by day, until Your return. In
Jesus' name. Amen.


     
©2010

5 comments:

Donnie said...

Very lovely post. God has blessed me in so many ways that I hope when he requires more of me I will be able to stand the test.

Whidbey Woman said...

I was really blessed by this. Thank you, sister!

Lands Family Led by the Lord said...

We offer up the sacrifice of praise because, "God is our refuge and strength an ever-present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1

Thanks for the blessing,
Virginia

Charlotte said...

This is so true. I can't imagine life without this hope. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

This is what keeps me going.
God Bless,
Ginger

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