“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.” James 1:2-3 ESV
Meet every trial head on because it is just a means of testing how strong your faith is. With God's help, you know you can make it through any trial. Let God be your strength and hope delivering you from the hands of the evil one. Stay steadfast saints.
Warren Wiersbe stated, "When the child of God looks into the Word of God, he sees the Son of God. And, he is transformed by the Spirit of God to share in the glory of God." God's Holy Word is, indeed, a transforming, life-changing, one-of-a-kind treasure. And as believers it is up to us and only us to use God's Word that way.
You will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished by the words of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. - 1 Timothy 4:6 HCSB
As believers, we are instructed to study the Bible and meditate upon its meaning for our lives, yet far too many Bibles are laid aside by well-intentioned believers who would like to study the Bible if they could "just find the time." Make the time now, study the Bible and observe how the people behaved and how God dealt with them. There is explicit teaching on every condition of life.
Your word is a lamp for my feet and light on my path. Psalm 119:105 HCSB
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. - Hebrews 11:6 ESV
Wishing you all a Happy, Blessed and Spirit-filled 2013. Seek God this new year. Believe in the impossible and you will reap the rewards he has in store for you. God bless you all.