Posts Tagged ‘Trials’

Thanksgiving, Yet With Sorrow

November 25, 2009

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the USA. It’s a national holiday. Family and friends gather together all across this beautiful country and celebrate the blessings of life. And for those of us who name the name of Christ, we acknowledge the source of those blessings. All while engaging in a feast. Yet sadly, it isn’t possible for many of our brothers and sisters around the world, even should their custom be the same.

For you see, they’re members of a select minority in the Body of Jesus. A called few, who shall be renowned for all eternity. Some of them, even now ready to win a crown. That of the martyr.

So as you go through your day with it’s many blessings, don’t forget your brothers and sisters who are being persecuted. And take some time to make their causes known to your family and friends. Because I tell you in truth, our Father’s eyes are on them, and I just can’t help believing that He takes special note of those who do the same.

To learn more about the suffering Church, please visit The Voice of the Martyrs.

Abuse

January 17, 2009

“I was 35 before I came into an understanding that I’d been abused. By then, the crop had come in. And although the garden reeked of rotting fruit, the gardener was now in the patient process of digging at the roots.”

This is an excerpt from the Author’s Story page.

Be Of Good Cheer

January 9, 2009

Jesus said, that in this world we would have tribulation, but even so to be of good cheer, for He had overcome the world. Today, as I was contemplating the row of guillotines seemingly arrayed before me on my path, the impossibility of doing what He said loomed large, if that even describes it. That was, until the revelation broke through.

How many trials have we entered, where the threat of being swallowed up seemed far larger than the hope of being delivered? Truth be told, most of them. But it’s by God’s own doing, as His strength is perfected in our weakness. And that’s the key – the revelation: His strength in me – not mine.

So, if you’re in a trial that seems hopeless, just realize that you’re there because He’s leading you to the light of Himself. Get ready – to be of good cheer.