Thursday, October 26, 2006

His Faithfulness and Ours

"Faithfulness is seen in the trenches,not in times of rest."I sensed God spoke this to me as I pondered many things while preparing for my day on Tuesday of this week.I was thinking about Wednesday's upcoming stress test on my heart.I was somewhat nervous about it as I had never had one before.I was also thinking about the many Christians I read about that have and are facing far worse things in their bodies.All suffering.All still so very faithful to God and His call upon their lives.They are proving Him faithful while deep in the trenches of life.We see that same quality in the life of the apostle Paul who said"And now,compelled by the Spirit,I am going to Jerusalem,not knowing what will happen to me there.I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me.However,I consider my life worth nothing to me,if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given to me-the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace."(Acts 20:22-24 NIV).Be encouraged,child of God,as that same grace that Paul spoke of is still available to us today.To all who are trying to remain faithful in the trenches of life.