“Beloved, do not be amazed and bewildered at the fiery ordeal which is taking place to test your quality, as though something strange (unusual and alien to you and your position) were befalling you. But insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, rejoice; so that when His glory [full of radiance and splendor] is revealed, you may also rejoice with triumph.” (I Peter 4:12-13)
If you are passionate about Jesus; if you are working hard to advance His kingdom; don’t be surprised if the devil comes at you with all kinds of problems. Health, relationships, financial to name a few. They did it to Jesus too. He was hated for what He was doing! All this will pass away and one day we will reign with Him.
But for now, through our sufferings, we are seated with Jesus Christ in heavenly places! All these hard times and the hard times to come are opportunities to show forth His Glory! I read the end of the book and it says that we WIN! In the end: we win. So set your eyes upon Jesus who is the author and finisher of your faith. Set your face like a flint and determine in your heart that no matter what, you are going to do what He has given you to do!
So set your eyes upon Jesus who is the author and finisher of your faith. Set your face like a flint and determine in your heart that no matter what, you are going to do what He has given you to do! He is faithful to complete the work He started in YOUR life when you first met Him.
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