09 September 2015

Quote of the Day

What a God we have! And how fortunate we are to have him, this Father of our Master Jesus! Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven—and the future starts now! God is keeping careful watch over us and the future. The Day is coming when you’ll have it all—life healed and whole.

I know how great this makes you feel, even though you have to put up with every kind of aggravation in the meantime. Pure gold put in the fire comes out of it proved pure; genuine faith put through this suffering comes out proved genuine. 

When Jesus wraps this all up, it’s your faith, not your gold, that God will have on display as evidence of his victory.

~ 1 Peter 1:3-7


Brigid said...

Thank you for this which I sorely needed. With the deaths in my family, Dad's declining health and need for full time care which taxes the budget since he won't live with us, losing my old job due to reorganization and taking on a new one (and add moving crash pad twice in 4 months) I've been beyond stressed.

These words were like cool water to me tonight.

Bless you.

Rev. Paul said...

All I knew was that I was supposed to post this passage. I'm so glad it helped.

Ed Bonderenka said...

"All I knew was that I was supposed to post this passage."
Isn't that a good feeling?

Rev. Paul said...

Indeed. Especially when He allows me to find out why. :)