Hello everyone! Today, I would like to welcome you to Moments Spent with God…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I pray that your day has been going well and my prayer for you today; is that you will come to see God, as your only source of hope…hope that can truly lift you up and above the difficult moments that you may be facing right now!
The other day, I was thinking on how life as a Christian has changed over the past 15 years…since I first began to serve God. What I mean by that; is that we can see that we are truly living in the end times, as the battles become fiercer and the moments of trial seem to feel like large mountains standing before us.
You know…I’ve heard people say that a person who goes through numerous trials; is either lacking in faith or is a sinner. To some degree, I may agree with that; but I believe that there are 2 other factors that play into these difficult moments of trial we face. First, I believe that when a person is truly committed to God…no matter what; then they are going to fight fierce battles with the evil one, as he attempts to draw them away from their connection with God. Second…I believe that what God allows within our lives is never a waste, for He uses the difficult moments of weakness, to increase us in strength, while producing new growth.
Before we go any further, I would like to share a Bible verse with you; that is found in Matthew 24:13…and we read… “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” This 24th chapter in Matthew is actually related to all that will take place in the end times; but then God is saying in verse 13; that whoever endures through the difficult times…and never gives up; He will be the one that will be saved in the end.
One thing that I have learned through the difficult times; is to persevere and pursue what is ahead of me, rather than what is standing before me. We already know that life as a Christian isn’t going to be easy and we already know that the battles are going to be fierce in these end times; but are we willing to keep pressing on…no matter what gets in our way?
You know…it’s so easy to get locked into the fact that we are a Christian, which seems to make us think that our lives are locked into Christianity…a place where everything is beautiful and nothing ever goes wrong; but how quickly we forget the words of Jesus that says… “The good man does not escape all troubles…he has them too. But the Lord helps him in each and every one.” Ps. 34:19.
One thing God keeps reminding me of; is to never give up. The road ahead can seem long…drawn out and endless. In fact, these difficult roads we travel down can seem so narrow and hard to pass through; but we need to realize that the true test of our love for God is passed, when we choose to do it anyway, while leaning on a strength that can keep us standing and pressing on.
Just think what life would be like; if only we were to focus more deeply on God…to the place, where our vision of Him, would lead us directly to Him. If we could only take our focus away from the moments that are attempting to make us come to a halt and allow God to be the prize that we are seeking…like Paul did; then I’m sure that we would find that this journey could be much easier to endure.
Blessings on your day!
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