Monday, August 20, 2012
1 PET 4:1 "THEREFORE, SINCE CHRIST SUFFERED IN HIS BODY, ARM YOURSELVES ALSO WITH THE SAME ATTITUDE, BECAUSE HE WHO HAS SUFFERED IN HIS BODY IS DONE WITH SIN."
Satan tempted Jesus but Jesus refused to give in to temptation. The sin of the world was brought into the world by Satan. Christ suffered on the cross and paid for our sinful mistakes. Christ came back from death to give us an opportunity to live forever. Although Christ came back from the tomb, Christ still had His wounds. The pain Christ suffered on the Cross had been overcome by Him, but the healed wounds of Christ remained. Because He won, we can win in the battle against pain and suffering. In your own battle against pain and suffering, be positive, don't let down or give up. Don't let go of the Light of God. Grasp Christ's hope and power and hang on. Through Jesus, we have the power to hang on, even when we hurt, even when we have failed and faltered. The greatest miracle of all is this: We have the power to hang on, in spite of the pain. We have the power to stand firm against overwhelming obstacles. We have the power to come back. If Satan has his way you will let go and give up. If Satan has His way, you will walk away from Christ. The power to hang on and hang in is power for us. The power of God works in ways we do not always understand. The power of God manifests itself in mysterious ways we find hard to grasp. If you were well and not in pain, where would you be? If you were not disabled or down, where would you be? God did not want the pain for you. God did not will you to have the pain. However, since the pain or causes of the pain happened, He has been leading you away from your pain toward Himself. Which direction will you walk? Will you be selfless in your love and devotion toward Christ or will you be selfish?
Posted by Christ's Lamb at 11:31 PM