Am sure David won't mind if I "throw" a post in here --Greetings to U David - trusting your time in Elim is a blessing -
Hello to all the "pals" from the past --
DON'T LET "THINGS " take the "EDGE" off of our witness --
Just a thought here -- So often we read in Holy Writ, how God allows "testing" to the believer - trials , even failures , all to "refine" to break down , to melt , so that HE can mold anew that which HE CHERISHES MOST -- So often we think , after reading great testimonies of missionaries or Christians enduring imprisonment, of the nobleness to suffer for Christ, but more than likely we end up in the shadows, with no one knowing we are there, we get hurt from some gossip at work, some unkind thing done by someone we befriended . Little things that come at U by surprise and yet ALL of this is allowed by God , to work HIS work in us .
Think not that I am above this -- no no no --- I often said , that the message is greater than the messenger, even now I have an issue in my family that would hurt and tear at us but we endure, knowing God in time, will work all things out --
Years ago I was teaching an adult sunday school class to about 60 people , I was just about to go into the class room and I got into an argument with my wife, who got upset and left me there and drove home, our home was 25 miles away and I had no way of getting home , lol -- I was upset, my face showed it and I went into the classroom and told them, I got my wife mad and she went home, but the message is greater than the messenger, so lets open HIS WORD --- well the same is for us with everyday life -- no matter the trial HE ALLOWS , we will honor the MESSAGE -- so hold fast brethren ---
We will be tried and tested but usually in ways we don't expect ---
LOVE IN CHRIST