TODAY’S PAIN is NECESSARY… because TOMORROW is EXPECTING a STRONGER, WISER, MORE MATURE and MORE PERFECTED you!
“Consider it WHOLLY JOYFUL, my brethren, WHENEVER you are ENVELOPED IN or ENCOUNTER trials of ANY sort or FALL into various temptations. Be ASSURED and UNDERSTAND that THE TRAIL and PROVING of your FAITH BRING OUT ENDURANCE and STEADFASTNESS and PATIENCE. BUT let ENDURANCE and STEADFASTNESS and PATIENCE HAVE FULL PLAY and DO A THOROUGH WORK, so that you may be [people] PERFECTLY and FULLY DEVELOPED [with NO defects], LACKING in NOTHING.” James 1:2-4 [AMP]
“We must accept FINITE disappointment, but NEVER lose INFINITE hope.” -Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.
DON’T DEPISE ADVERSITY… haven’t you noticed that the ANOINTING on your life kicks into HIGH GEAR when you’re in a FAITH FIGHT??
having FAITH in GOD means I TRUST His PROMISES, His PURPOSE, His DECISIONS, His TIMING, His LOVE, His CORRECTION, and even His SILENCE…
“… EVERYTHING that does NOT come from FAITH is SIN.” [from] Romans 14:23
NO SIN is GREATER than ANOTHER [SIN]… LACK OF FAITH puts you in the SAME BOAT as a LIAR, a CHEATER, a MURDERER, etc…
“Now FAITH is the ASSURANCE (the CONFIRMATION, the TITLE DEED) of the things [we] HOPE for, being the PROOF of things [we] DO NOT SEE and the CONVICTION of THEIR REALITY [FAITH perceiving as REAL FACT what is NOT REVEALED to THE SENSES].” -Hebrews 11:1 [AMP]
when GOD is ALL you HAVE, then ALL you have is ALL you NEED… **wait for it**
“Now FAITH [definition: COMPLETE TRUST OR CONFIDENCE IN SOMEONE (GOD) OR SOMETHING (HIS WORD)] is the SUBSTANCE [definition: ESSENTIAL NATURE; ESSENCE] of things HOPED FOR, the EVIDENCE [definition: AVAILABLE BODY OF FACTS OR INFORMATION INDICATING WHETHER A BELIEF IS TRUE OR VALID] of things NOT SEEN.” Hebrews 11:1 [NKJV]
God will sometimes allow you to TRIP, or even STUMBLE; however He won’t allow you to FALL… but just in case you do, He’ll ALWAYS be there to PICK YOU UP
GRACE is God doing FOR US what we could NEVER do for OURSELVES and what we will NEVER deserve…
“For it is by FREE GRACE (God’s UNMERITED FAVOR) that you are SAVED (DELIVERED FROM JUDGEMENT and made PARTAKERS OF CHRIST’S SALVATION) through [your] FAITH. And this [salvation] is NOT OF YOURSELVES [OF YOUR OWN DOING, it came NOT THROUGH YOUR OWN STRIVING], but it is the GIFT OF GOD; NOT because of works [NOT the fulfillment of the Law’s demands], lest any man should boast. [It is NOT the result of WHAT ANYONE CAN POSSIBLY DO, so no one can pride himself in it or take glory to himself.]” Ephesians 2:8-9