Tuesday, September 8, 2009


God is a God of testing. He tests those He wants to become His children and followers. We all undergo such testings from God. Our first parents were tested in Eden and they failed God's testing miserably. They were duped and deceived by the evil one who twisted God's words to make an enticing and tempting proposition to them. God warned them that if they eat the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, of Good and Evil, they will die. The evil one twisted God's words and assured them that they will not die but instead their eyes will be opened to the knowledge of good and evil and be like God themselves. They ate the fruit. Immediately their eyes were opened and they realized that they were naked and felt shame. But at the same time, God's words were accomplished in them. When they ate the forbidden fruit, their spirits, which were their direct link in fellowshipping with God, died and they lost their original birthright of being created in the image and likeness of God. It took God's great love and the sacrifice of the life of Jesus Christ to atone for man's sins and regained for mankind its lost birthright of being created in the image and likeness of God.

God tested all His beloved followers including Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, Isaiah, Daniel and even the disciples of Jesus. God is always testing us by permitting us to undergo predestined trials to see whether we will remain faithful to God by clinging to His promises to overcome such trials. If you are undergoing severe trials and carrying heavy burdens right now, take heart and be glad because God is putting you to the test. After you have overcome the test, God's blessings, strength and power will be bestowed upon you. If we are tested, that means God loves us so much He does not want to lose us.

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Testing, Trial, Amazing Grace, God's Words, God's Promises, Deliverance, Blessings, Faithfulness, Persistence, Patience, Trust, Hope, Love, Joy, Peace, Power, Strength, Restoration



Pia said...

i used to hate it when i'm being tested by God. sometimes i still do but i'm glad i'm able to see it now in a different perspective. God is good!

Anonymous said...

I say :
No matter we are tested or not, we should remember God. God is strength for us to walk positively in life.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi sis Pia,
The Bible said that we are being tested and disciplined because our Father loves us. What father does not discipline his offspring. If that is true with our earthly fathers, that is more true with our heavenly Father. He is always testing us because He loves us and does not want us to lose our divine heritage of eternal life. But after the test, He will shower us with blessings and graces galore that we could never contain and that we have to give some away. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Hobo,
Yes that is a profound words of wisdom. God deserves our very best to honor Him. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless.

Jaggu said...

Any language, any religion, any country. God is one and its good for us only to worship. God never asks us to pray him.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Jaggu,
Thanks for your profound comments and your visit. God bless.

Pia said...

hi bro. just wanted you to know that i'm praying for you and i included you on my list so others could also pray for you.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi sis Pia,
Thanks for your prayers and for including me in your prayer list. I really appreciate that. God bless you always.

tin-tin said...

for me God is good. and all the time, God is good. Amen.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tin-tin,
Yes, how right you are. That is the best news we'll ever have; that God is good all the time. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Tey said...

There will always be challenges and trials in our everyday life, so it is important to always live our lives in the words of God. This will help us to overcome all those trials. I just always hope and pray that God will always be there to shield us from these trials.
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Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tey,
Never give up on your hope in God. He will always deliver you from all trials. Just trust Him always. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

chubskulit said...

I agree with you Kuya Mel. God will not put us into a situation that he knows we can't deal with. He always put us to test because He knows that it will make us a better person.

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sailor said...

Hello Sir Mel, this is a very inspiring post. I agree that with trials and test that we faces, it makes us strengthen our communication and relationship to God!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Rose,
Yes, we have to trust God that He will not give us a test that we can not overcome since with the test, He also gives us sufficient grace to overcome such test. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi John,
I'm glad that you see God's testings in such a very positive light. Others with no faith just see the trials and blame God for it. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Jayne said...

My patience and strength has been recently tested by GOD and I still thank Him for that...Happiness is more meaningful after going through a lot of pain and sorrow...Testings by God make us even more stronger...
God bless po and take care always!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Jayne,
What you say is true. God is more hurt than we are every time we suffer from our trials. But just like a good Father, He allows us to undergo such trials so that His purpose for our lives may be achieved. We just have to trust Him that He will do the best for us. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

"Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts" (Hebrews 4:7b)


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