What does that really mean? How does that help us in our Christian walk?
The testing or trials we undergo come in various ways. Becoming a Christian will often require us to move out of our comfort zones and into the unknown. Perseverance in testing results in spiritual maturity and completeness. This is why James wrote, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds” (James 1:2). The testing of faith can come in small ways and daily irritations; they may also be severe afflictions (Isaiah 48:10) and attacks from Satan (Job 2:7). Whatever the source of the testing, it is to our benefit to undergo the trials that God allows.
However, when we are in the middle of these situations, our only prayer is often, ‘How long O LORD’? Instead, we should ask, ‘What am I to learn from this’? Be mindful in your difficulty.
Once opportunity is lost, it won’t be repeated. Each opportunity is a test of the vision of the that person. What happens when you don’t take your opportunities seriously? Who do you trust to fulfill them? GOD…you? Opportunity doesn’t shout, it whispers, and our ears must be attentive. When opportunity knocks, it doesn’t kick down the door, and we had better be alert to open the door. Or, we just might miss it.
For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: “It might have been!” ~~J. Greenleaf Whittier
I was asked to apply the old acrylic(powder and liquid)set…OH NOOOOO. They take me toooo long to do. It’s a lot of work(for me) and it’s tedious. I’m old school and use the four-ball method. The one ball method just don’t get it for me. Here is a set that I did recently.
Took me two hours!! So…I want be doing powder acrylics soon.
What plant did you save and keep alive? My Mother Dear had a perfect green thumb. She could plant a dry stick and it would bloom. She was a great plant lover. And, I hated everyone of them when I was growing up. Now, I wish I had paid better attention and, maybe I wouldn’t kill my plants.
I too have asked, “Why me?” I know that the dark and sinful deeds of my life were motivated by a heart even darker, and yet God loved me! I was undeserving, wretched, and helpless, yet He opened His arms and His heart to me. I could almost hear Him whisper, “I love you even more than you loved your sin.”
It’s true! I cherished my sin. I protected it. I denied its wrongdoing. Yet God loved me enough to forgive me and set me FREE!
“Why me?” It’s beyond my understanding. Yet I know He loves me–and He loves you too! ~~Dave Egner(Our Daily Bread)