Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Be Strong For The Lord
If you are suffering from all kinds of trials and persecutions, take heart, BE STRONG FOR THE LORD. God is shaking the world from its very foundations to determine who are His and who are not His own. The children of God who will remain faithful to the very end will be fetched by the Lord upon His return. In the meantime, we must stand our guard, ever vigilant against the wiles and unrelenting attacks of the enemy, lest we succumb to temptation and fall into grievous sin. No amount of temptation, persecution or trials can ever bring us down because God will always give us sufficient grace to triumph over them. We do not use our own strength and wisdom but we rely on the Holy Spirit to see us through every dire situations in our lives. Remember, "not by might nor by power but by My Spirit, says the Lord Almighty" (Zechariah 4:6b). We are pilgrims here on earth so that we look at the distant horizon to watch for the return of the Lord to take His bride- His church that is blameless, unblemished and wrinkle free. In the meantime, we suffer all kinds of trials to cleanse us from all impurities and vestiges of the world that are still clinging on us. It is best that we renew our mind by setting its sight on things above not on things below. We should live in order to please God and in everything that we do, we do it all for the glory of God. We surrender everything to God- our lives, our will, our destinies, our loved ones, everything we got, and trust the Lord that He will do what is best for us. We may groan from the sheer weight of the crosses we are bearing right now but in the end, the Lord will wipe every tears in our eyes as He beckons us to come and live with Him forevermore. So take heart and BE STRONG FOR THE LORD.
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Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla