Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Friday, June 09, 2006

Do you trust God through suffering? - Part One

"Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you." Matthew 5:11-12 Living Bible

Do you have the aroma of Our Lord and Savior?

Do you have humility?

Do you have selflessness?

Do you have the aroma of the world?

Do you worry about wealth?

Do you care about power?

Are you so busy that you don't know the Lord of the house?

What does your attitude say about you?

It is through affliction that He teaches us many precious lessons. Through our affliction He will draw us to the throne of grace,gently takes the cares of the world away, and will give us a longing for heaven.

"For to you it has been granted for Christ's sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake, experiencing the same conflict which you saw in me, and now hear to be in me." Philippians 1:29-30 Living Bible

When we suffer we should count suffering as a blessing. It is dying out of self.

Death is a reality.

Death involves suffering.

Suffering is required for growth.

While suffering we are to represent Christ, letting His light shine through us.

"For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings. Hebrews 2:10 Living Bible

Jesus did not have to suffer for His salvation as He was perfect.

Jesus created the necessary work for our salvation.

"Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered. And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation." Hebrews 5:8-9 Living Bible

Through the obedience that was perfect, Jesus can help us obey.

With Jesus with us, we know that we can face anything, cause we know that He is with us!

As Jesus suffered He entered into His fulfillment of maturity and mission.

As we grow into maturity we shall grow for more meat of the Word and not just milk.

"For everyone that useth milk is unskillful in the Word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil." Hebrews 5:13-14 KJV

As we grow into maturity we will go past elementary teachings into a deeper faith walk.

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