Life isn’t going to be easy for in this world you will have troubles. We don’t have to worry or fear though because Jesus has told us to take heart because He has overcome the world. Similarly because of our faith in Jesus we can consider it pure joy when we face trials of many kinds. We can consider it pure joy because we know that the testing of our faith builds perseverance. So consider it pure joy since
We learn in 2 Corinthians 1:3-4:
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of sympathy (pity and mercy) and the God [Who is the Source] of every comfort (consolation and encouragement), Who comforts (consoles and encourages) us in every trouble (calamity and affliction), so that we may also be able to comfort (console and encourage) those who are in any kind of trouble or distress, with the comfort (consolation and encouragement) with which we ourselves are comforted (consoled and encouraged) by God.” — 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 AMPC
So with what we have gone through we can share the hope that is within us with others in order that they can receive comfort, consolation, and encouragement with whatever kind of troubles and distress they are going through with God. We need to invite God unto our situation and to help us to help others when they are going through situations too.
The 49 week challenge – Day 203
With June in the rear view mirror, let’s reflect on what we have learned in the past 6 days as we meditate on God’s Word this 7th day. Do you have any highlights or insights from what we have read in the past 6 days? What connections have you made or can you make in relations to our readings from God’s Word? Have you made time to speak with God through your reading time? Have you made time to speak with God as a part of your daily schedule? Are you prioritizing God enough that He gets prime time with you? Have you missed the mark this week and need to turn back to God and confess it and ask Him for forgiveness? Have you taken time to thank and praise Him for the forgiveness that has already been paid for through the blood of Jesus? Have you taken time to thank Him for all the other blessings in your life? Have you taken time to thank Him for all the answered prayers? Do you have any worries? Are you taking hold of His promise not to worry but to give it up into His hands? Let’s ask God for wisdom and guidance for this day! Let’s put our trust in Him!
Today’s reading from God’s Word – the Bible comes to us from:
“For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance.” — 2 Corinthians 5:7 AMPC
- What do you believe?
- What is your conviction?
- Is it eternal or temporary?
- Will it last or fade away?
- Is your faith in God or something else?
- Is your faith solid in God or on shaky or unstable foundation like shifting sand?
- Is your faith in God and His plans and purposes?
- Is your trust in Him to the point you are pursuing Him with all you have?
- Are you walking by faith in God rather than what you are able to see in your own mind?
- Are you able to trust in God rather than leaning on your own understanding?
- Are you able to acknowledge God in all your ways so that He is then able to make your path straight?
- Trust in the Lord with all your heart!
As day 203 of 2020 begins, I would hate to miss giving the opportunity to anyone who hasn’t received Jesus into their lives as their Lord and Savior an opportunity to make the decision this early into 2020 and the blessing to get to live out the rest of 2020 in that power and that truth and that hope.
If you would like to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, why not join me in this prayer?
“Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I confess my complete helplessness to forgive my own sin or to work my way to heaven. At this moment I trust Christ alone as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross. I believe that He did all that will ever be necessary for me to stand in your holy presence. I thank you that Christ was raised from the dead as a guarantee of my own resurrection. As best as I can, I now transfer my trust to Him. I am grateful that He has promised to receive me despite my many sins and failures. Father, I take you at your word. I thank you that I can face death now that you are my Savior. Thank you for the assurance that you will walk with me through the deep valley. Thank you for hearing this prayer. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
—The Sinner’s Prayer
Did you pray with me? Would you be willing to leave me a comment so that I can pray with and for you about such an incredible decision? Or if you don’t feel comfortable leaving a comment on my blog, why not email or text me instead?