Joyfully and Patiently Endure Your Life Tests

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Life tests can make it difficult to rejoice or be joyful, count it all joy – endure each life test with the help of the Holy Spirit

Scripture for the day

Romans 12:9-13 (EXB) Your love must be real [sincere; unhypocritical]. Hate [Abhor; Despise] what is evil, and hold on [cling] to what is good. 10 Love [Be devoted to] each other like brothers and sisters [with family/brotherly affection]. Give each other more honor than you want for yourselves [or Outdo one another in showing honor; or Be eager to show honor to one another]. 11 Do not be lazy but work hard [lacking in zeal], serving the Lord with all your heart [a fervent/eager/enthusiastic spirit].

12 Be joyful because you have hope [Rejoice in hope]. Be patient [Endure] when trouble comes [in suffering/tribulation], and pray at all times [faithfully; with persistence/perseverance].

13 Share with God’s people [the saints] who need help. Bring strangers in need into your homes [Pursue/Be eager to show hospitality].

Thought for the day

(excerpts from “Count It All Joy – Endure Your Life Tests”)

1 Peter 4:12-13 (ERV) says exactly what is needed,

“12 My friends, don’t be surprised at the painful things that you are now suffering, which are testing your faith. Don’t think that something strange is happening to you
13 But you should be happy that you are sharing in Christ’s sufferings. You will be happy and full of joy when Christ shows his glory.”

The joy of the Lord comes from within and is not tied to our emotions, you do realize your Spiritual you and your fleshly/human you are different; I’m sorry you may not be ready for this. Let the Spirit elevate you to a higher level, above this earthly realm, you are a child of your heavenly Father.

Romans 8:13 (AUV) for if you people live under [the control of] the flesh, you must die [spiritually]; but if you put to death [i.e., stop practicing] the [sinful] habits of the body by [the power of] the Holy Spirit, you will live [spiritually].

Be blessed my friends and have a joyful day ♥ Tim

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