CONSIDER IT ALL JOY
Saturday, 6 February, 2016
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing (James 1:2-4 )
It is common for you as a child of God to go through spiritual attacks, tests, trials and tribulations especially when God is about to reveal Himself at more higher level of glory to you, the Apostle Paul attest to this, “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us (Romans 8:18).” On our opening verse above, the bible affirms that as soon as you encounter various trials, you must know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. God does not use an untested material, all vessels of honour goes through testing.
The more you endure tests is the more you occupy a senior level of grace of operating at the level of God. God knows that once you endure testing, you will yield a perfect result: perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
It is not God’s aim to see us lacking, but it is through tests, trials and tribulations that He teaches us the Kingdom principle of promotion. People love gold and silver for what it is because of its level of grace, it is beautiful and initiates the events to become a success, it is because it endured the furnace of affliction and fire (Isaiah 48:10) but the bible declares that we are better-off than silver (Psalm 66:10-12), we are being pre-destined for a place of abundance.
Do you want your name to be great? Do you want financial, spiritual, and physical power to command things to happen in your own way? Then you must pay the price but through it all, consider it all joy, for the price to pay is nothing compared to the glory He shall reveal to you.
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for the life of Christ in me. Thank you for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit inside me. Thank you for giving me courage to stand no matter what comes on my way. I’m sure of one thing that although I am persecuted, I am not abandoned by God; struck down, but not destroyed. Thank you Lord that after all this, I will be perfected and complete; lacking nothing in Jesus Mighty name. Amen
2 Corinthians 4:9; Zechariah 13:9; Hebrews 11:17-19
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