Word for Today: Promotion comes after trials if we remain steadfast.
Ministry of the Word(MOW): True Spirituality (TS).
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” (James 1:2-3).
Happy and blessed new week in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
It might appear paradoxical that one will be rejoicing when faced with trials, problems and challenges. However, this is exactly what Saint James is asking us to do, if we are the true children of the living God.
As per our memory verses, life trials and challenges are ways that our loving Father uses to train, refine, strengthen and promote us.
The Bible tells us that while on earth, JESUS Himself learned a lot through His trials and tribulations. Hear what Apostle Paul says about Jesus:
“Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him”(Hebrews 5:8-9).
Any body reading about the life events of Apostle Paul will appreciate that he went through many trials and challenges, yet he called them “light affliction”. Hear him:
“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory”( 2 Cor 4:17).
Unfortunately, many believers learn to complain, grumble and murmur easily when they are faced with challenges, instead of learning to use such opportunities to praise God. They are ignorant of the truth that as they have spoken, so God will do for them( Num 14:28). Life is about wisdom. In the course of my spiritual works, I have counselled believers who are having difficulty sleeping well at night. I remember explaining to them that anytime they are unable to sleep at night, it might be God is waking them up to relate to Him! They should try spiritual meditation and prayerfully reading the word of God and their sleep will be restored because God gives sleep to those he loves( Psalm 127:2).
I may not know the exact nature of your challenges, but you are serving the All Sufficient God. God that is more than enough. However, you have to relate to Him with sincerity, transparency, humility, gratitude and righteousness.The Word says at the mention of the name Jesus, every knew should bow ( Phil 2:9-10). Every problem, discomfort, disease fizzle away at the name of Jesus, once you are on the right standing with Him.
To grow spiritually entails daily meditating in the word of God( Joshua 1:8).
Stay CONNECTED to God in Christ Jesus; the Way, the Truth and the Life; the light of the world, also called the Word; Seek knowledge, wisdom and understanding. Be enlightened.
Connect, Change & Live ( CCL).
Be merciful, kind and compassionate with one another.
There is someone reading this message , may you receive the grace to learn to rejoice in the midst of trials in Jesus name. Amen.
Father, please continue to expose/frustrate every act of evil, injustice and hypocrisy globally, and bring the perpetrators to shame in Jesus mighty name. Amen
Thank you Jesus.
Blood of Jesus.
Yours in the Vineyard of Christ.
Bro Ben Bassey & the beloved MOW family.
He is a licensed psychiatrist, an interdenominational minister of the word of God and a spiritual health counselor:
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