Each time I go through a trial James 1 :2 -4 comes to mind and 1 pet 4:12-14 “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which is taking place to test you [that is, to test the quality of your faith], as though something strange or unusual were happening to you. But insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, keep on rejoicing, so that when His glory [filled with His radiance and splendor] is revealed, you may rejoice with great joy. If you are insulted and reviled for [bearing] the name of Christ, you are blessed [happy, with life-joy and comfort in God’s salvation regardless of your circumstances], because the Spirit of glory and of God is resting on you [and indwelling you—He whom they curse, you glorify].”My constant trial is me following Jesus , and health issues my husband faces .m
I have learnt to keep quiet as I know I am not fighting flesh and blood , whenever there is anything said against my faith and belief ..I have learnt to be patient and I believe God has given me the strength to endure . I keep hearing just love and speak kindly as love covers over a multitude of sins ….God has come through for me so many times in the past and so decreeing His word gives me the confidence that I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living . These past few months I have been convicted about spending more time reading and studying Gods word and I find that helps me understand the character of God even more ….I still have a long way to go ….
Recently I was faced with a physical problem and in dealing and coping with that illness my faith level grew . I would continuously declare faith filled declarations that would immediately cause a shift and would uplift my spirit . God saw me through and I would hear ” no harm will come to you …do not fear ” ” my ways are higher than your ways ” I am learning what surrender actually means and coming to that place of trusting God completely and not trying to figure out how it will happen . I have learnt praying in the spirit causes a shift in the situation specially when there is disturbance and chaos in the atmosphere.. Also when I am not able to pray I keep praying in tongues . I have started praising and thanking God more and in doing that there s a peace that comes over me . Rom 4:17b.. is what I am declaring right now ..calling those nothing’s that are not as those they are ! I keep decreeing gal 2:20 , exo 14:13-14 , phil2:13 . Even though I get discouraged, disappointed and weary at times calling an intercessor to pray gives me peace and strength ! I believ God is working all things together for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose Amen . Grateful to COH for all the encouragement and teaching of the word !