It’s been a while, how are you?
I have a word of encouragement for you and hope it gets you through a rough patch. You see, pain is inevitable – life is hard, we make poor choices, etc. However, for those of us that know God, when we go through these trials and lessons we have two choices: 1. Falling away from the faith or 2. re-affirming the faith.
I was going through a rough patch for the last few months. It was an internal sort of storm, exasperated with foolishness from the outside. However, I can truly say from my heart that I have gleaned valuable nuggets of wisdom and also can testify that I am ever the more in love with Christ.
I can see his love for me, more than ever before. I can see the pattern of his love. I can feel his presence ever the more. My faith has been renewed and revived. I came out the fire unharmed. I am determined to walk with the Lord.
There is a song by Sinach – The words go: We are a chosen generation called forth to show his excellence. This is a declaration of our identity in Christ. The way we show excellence will differ from person to person based on how God created us – our gifts talents and skills. This is our calling – to show the WORLD – OUR GENERATION – the excellence of Christ.
All I require for life God has given me – When he saved us, when his Holy Spirit is now alive in us, he came with gifts! Spiritual, good gifts for the benefit of us and the world. We are responsible for being good stewards and cultivating those gifts and natural skills for the glory of God.
You see, Satan works by getting us to forget who we are – a CHOSEN generation, CALLED FORTH by God, to SHOW HIS EXCELLENCE. Let that sink in. Let it marinate in your spirit. This is what we were born to do. God hand picked us!
We are priest and priestess – a royalty, the salt of the earth. We are the craftsmanship of God. We are to be holy, like God. Holiness is radiant. It starts with a clean heart towards God. That’s all it is, and then it will allow us to separate from the filth of this earth. We are to be set apart. Don’t mingle in the filth of this world – you WILL be tested and tempted and pressured to mingle. Don’t give in, kay?
Remember, YOU ARE CHOSEN. So when you are hurting, or confused or facing set backs – remember and believe in who God called you to be. In all you do, reflect the excellence that God created you to be.
The more you feed yourself with this knowledge, the happier you will become.
Because joy is what we are looking for right?
You know that’s right.