Wednesday, January 4, 2012

1 Thes. 3:3 So That No One Would Be Unsettled By These Trials. You Know Quite Well That We Were Destined For Them.

Each of us has the ability to make decisions. Even in pain, we have the ability to chart a course of action in our life. We have the ability to respond with love, caring, and compassion in the face of influences trying to make us respond with hatred, a lack of caring, and a heart absent of compassion. Those of us who have chosen Christ, whether we are in pain or not, must understand we will have trials put upon us by Satan. We must remember Christ has a destiny for us, His chosen destiny. We have a destiny to be with Him in paradise forever. Our fundamental question in life is…will we strive to reach His destiny for us? No matter what trials we face, we are not alone. Just as Christ faced the trials of going to the cross, so also must we face our trials. No matter how difficult our life may become, we must not turn away from Christ. For two thousand years, those of us who have followed Christ have persevered through sometimes unimaginable suffering and persecution. However, we are not ashamed to call Christ our Lord. We are not ashamed to walk His path. We are not ashamed to fulfill His destiny for us…His destiny calling us to be holy, godly, and devout.

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