As newborn babies, desire the sincere milk of the Word, so that you may grow up in your salvation.  I Peter  1:8

Morning Prayer, Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - WORD(S) OF THE DAY:  WHEN YOU ARE TESTED

Father God, help me when tests come to stand strong and trust You to bring me through.  Amen

"Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.."  James 1:2-4

"Ask God to give you the strength to stand strong in times of testing."
  The company LG stands for Life is Good.  When everything is good, so am I.  What happens though when the bough breaks, when my spouse loses his or her job, health issues crop up, etc, etc etc.  That right there will reveal the truth about the depths of my roots in Christ.  When life is good, I'm calm, happy, and at peace.  It is during those times in my life that I will gladly say, "I have faith."  The question I need to ask myself is do I?  For all of us, when life is good, so are we.  When everything is going right, we are happy and are quick to spout the words "God is good," and He is, you know.  No matter how good or bad my life is, God is always good.  He does not need to work on growing spiritually stronger because He is already there.  Now me, depending on which way the wind blows, I could exhibit shaky faith.  That's the truth, not just for me, but pretty much all of us.  Now, I will say that down through the years, my faith has grown, but I still have growing to do.  You see, in those times when things are a bit patchy and rough, and I don't understand God's why, I wonder, get discouraged, strategize and maybe even panic, but then like Job, I remember.  I remember all the times before when God showed up.  That calms me down.  If he did it before, He will do it again. 

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"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.."  John 3:16         




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