“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him ” James 1:12
What is the difference between a diamond and a lump of coal? Pressure..I know everyone in the coal region knows that..lol
But “Pressure” can make or break you; some people rise to the occasion while others fall; this really tests your true character
So if your going thru a hard time right now; instead of getting mad at God, stand strong and endure your trial for it too shall pass
But if we fail the test? Are we then to be ashamed? No for the greatest lessons come from our greatest failures. Anybody who has never failed has never done anything.
Remember the disciple Peter. When Jesus told them he was going to be put to death Peter told Jesus he would lay down his life for him
When the Romans came and took Jesus away Peter cracked under pressure and denied he even knew Jesus three times.
You would think Jesus would have been angry with Peter and done with him; but Jesus is love and compassion and didn’t hold it against Peter at all
Peter went on to spread the Gospel of Christ across the World; converting Romans to Christianity and wrote several books in the New Testament.
Peter failed the test but his destiny didn’t end there; you might have failed also but your destiny isn’t over either.
I pray that God gives us the strength to endure our trials and that we might thrive in Jesus name Amen
Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Matthew 9:37
Will there be enough room in God’s kingdom for all of us? Of course there is; in fact there’s a shortage of disciples!
Remember we were all set apart by God before we were even born; God expects us to be in his kingdom it’s up to us if we choose to be
As it says in John 14:2 “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”
But remember “what you reap is what you sow”; If you live a sinful life you won’t produce a fruitful future
So what does it take to be a “Laborers” for God? Follow Jesus and let him live thru you so you can be an example to others
Many people rather follow the temporary pleasures of this world; but they will all fade away where God’s Kingdom is eternal
As it says in 1 John 2:17 ” The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.”
I pray that we all follow the will of God and live in his Kingdom forever Amen
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name Philippians 2:9
If you ask anyone they probably agree the world needs a hero; someone who will save us and never fail us
That hero already exists, his name is Jesus. He saved the whole world and conquered death Colossians “1:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.”
You look at the blockbuster movies Spider Man, Batman, Superman, ect. ect. everyone keeps dreaming of the perfect hero
Jesus is perfect; he never sinned and knew no sin. 2 Cortinthians 5:21 “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Yet people cling onto athletes and musicians and are disappointed when they fail, we need to understand these people are just mortal humans and will never be able to fulfill that role
I think Job said it best Job 4:17 “Can a mortal be more righteous than God? Can even a strong man be more pure than his Maker?”
Follow Jesus he’s your true hero; he will never fail you or forsake you. Jesus is the same yesterday,today, and tomorrow.
I pray this generation finds Jesus so he can save there souls and give them hope in a hopeless world Amen