We’ve all been through storms. Whether they have been mental, physical, emotional, or spiritual warfare (as I have experienced), storms have the power to produce a strength and a character within Christians that far surpasses what we would imagine. It is far from a dream, but a reality that must be fulfilled within all brothers and sisters in Christ until that day we reach eternity. ~”Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance character, and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”~Romans 5:3-5~
This is all a part of dying to self in order to serve The One True King of Kings and One True Lord of Lords in all of the heavens and the earth: Jesus Christ. I must serve Him and Him only. That is my greatest accomplishment in life. The greatest accomplishment in life until that day I fulfill life’s ultimate destiny: to see Jesus face-to-face in complete worship, awe, wonder, and splendor. ~”The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all. He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. Whoever has accepted it has certified that God is truthful. For the one whom God has sent speaks words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit.”~John 3:31-34~
Reaching eternity is the greatest accomplishment that every test, trial, and tribulation, cannot overcome because the Holy Spirit of God in and through me has given me his strength to overcome every storm of life that the devil tries to throw at me daily, in the name of Jesus Christ. Whether it be not having a place to go (for a short while, this was my case), various health issues, or my best friends from college choosing to leave my side, I have learned to totally trust my Heavenly Father with and for everything. I finally understood the meaning of what it means to surrender myself. Absolute surrender of myself. Surrendering all of me to the Lord in order for His perfect will to be accomplished in and through my life. For the rest of my life. ~”being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”~Philippians 1:6~
So, whatever storm you are going through right now, I encourage you beloved to totally trust in God and NOT IN MAN. For I have learned that even people disappoint. Yes. Even the closest of friends who claim he or she will be your BFF is not eternal. They have the potential to let you down. Even family members who say they will always be there for you will let you down. Even Christians in the church have a tendency to sin against other Christians in the church because we are not perfect. Only a relationship with the Lord can ULTIMATELY SATISFY that craving for peace that surpasses all understanding and transcends from the heavens to the earth and back for all of eternity. Christians will not understand this until that day of Jesus Christ. Christ will conquer ALL OF THIS MESS that the devil and we humans have made on earth and reign forevermore. ~”Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him; If we endure, we will also reign with him, If we disown him, he will also disown us; if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.”~2 Timothy 2:11-13~
I cannot wait until that day! That day that I finally see and worship Jesus in all of His eternity and splendor. But for now, I will enjoy the life that God has given me and live my life to serve Jesus to the fullest. Praise Him! Hallelujah and Amen!
~”The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.”~Job 33:4~
Thank you for reading this blog post beloved! May God bless your life to the fullest today, tomorrow, and forevermore! Take care! 🙂