Word for Today:
Rejoicing in the midst of challenges.
Ministry of the Word : True Spirituality
Improving Our Spiritual Understanding
“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing” ( James 1:2-4).
This one subject that many believers would really struggle with. How do you rejoice when you are experiencing a major challenge or trauma eg the loss of a loved one? Yet, that is exactly what St James is asking us to do as believers . Believe me, this will be difficult with man; only the Holy Spirit dwelling in a man can accomplish this.
Remember Joseph in prison for crime he did not commit. Remember Daniel being thrown into the lion den following false accusations. Did you expect them to rejoice? You will notice that both joy and long suffering are together as fruit of the Spirit: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law” ( Galatians 5:22-23).
Learning to rejoice and praise God in the middle of problem is a life secret that many believers need to learn . Remember when king Jehoshaphat of Judah was to be attacked by four countries . How he appointed praise singers to praise God and all his enemies turned against themselves (2Chronicles 20:21-23).
This explains why apostle Paul standing on the word of God, assured us:
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” ( Romans 8:28).
There is no problems that you are having now that others have not passed through.
Have you praised God in Christ Jesus this morning?
To grow spiritually requires daily meditation with the word of God (Joshua 1:8) and seeking first the kingdom of God and its righteousness (Matthew 6:33). It also requires total fear of God, and spiritual training in the word of God: “Train yourself to be godly”(1Tim 4:7-8 NIV).
Father, please give me the grace to praise you no matter what I am passing through in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Yours in the Vineyard of Christ.
Bro Ben Bassey & the beloved MOW family.
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