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Wed, Feb 13 2013 - 09:19 PM

Journey through LIFE.

The Path to Maturity
1 Peter 5:10 provides a very critical principle for those times when we are
going through trials, a principle that is easy to miss,
But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ
Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and
settle you.
You need to realize that even though God did not initiate your trouble, He
can still use it to work something good in you.  What the devil means for
evil, God can turn into something good.
Even though the devil's purpose is to destroy you, if you will respond
correctly, God can work good things.  Notice the verse says after you have
suffered a short season, God will perfect.  It brings maturity to you.
While we might hate it, how we respond in times of trial makes us who we
are-and it fits us to accomplish God's will.  I hate some of the things I
have gone through!  But you know what?  I would not be who I am had I not
experienced those things.  It has fitted me to do the will of God.
And while it may not seem like it, your present difficulty may be
instrumental in your future success.
It reminds me of the guy who was shipwrecked on a deserted island.  One day
he decided to go across the island for food.  When he got to the other side
he looked back and saw a plume of smoke in the sky.  He ran back only to
find that his shack burnt to the ground!
It stung him to the core!  Except the next morning a ship arrived and
rescued him.  When he asked the sailors, "How'd you know I was here?" they
said, "We saw your smoke signal."
Your present trials just may be fitting you for something you would never

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revsuz - 5 years ago

Thank you for sharing your heart with us, Journey. This is a good teaching.

gloriousdays - 5 years ago

Well said my friend, well said. Morning by morning new mercies I see. Great is His faithfulness. Great indeed.

praizeop2 - 5 years ago

PS. How are Laura and the children doing? Blessings ~ Sarah

praizeop2 - 5 years ago

Awesome blog! Many of us are going through difficult time, but if we praise Him daily for the day, He will take us through quickly and, like you said, promote us! Blessings ~ Sarah

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About: Welcome to my site. Hoping you find words of encouragement. And from time to time a little Humor! Like for example A.S.A.P. to me means Always say a Prayer. Also LOL! means Loving our Lord!I am in my fourth year of learning all I can about our~Father[Abba}God. I did not know being a Christian would be the time of my Life. "So thrilling". Better than a Roller Coaster.My favorite phrase is "Don't Worry Be Happy" If you are feeling sad just e-mail me and you will feel better. I just do not know what comes over me at times, I do know that God gave me a sense of humor and I am a happy person 99% of the time. Even if something should happen to a family member I trust God 100% to take care of it. My 30 year old daughter has B-Cell lymphoma cancer, today was her 2nd treatment. I am not upset about the cancer in-as-much as to my daughter not Knowing Our Heavenly Father as intimately as I do. We do have a lot of people praying for her as she goes thru this storm. She is staying positive about life and; that in itself is GREAT!She is the Mother of 3 young sons ages 2 months old, 5 years old and a 12 years old. A big thank you to my brothers and sisters in Christ who have been and will be keeping Laura in your prayers daily.Aloha for now,Love from my heart to yours!! Lori N................. Thank you Lord God for your strength and wisdom. [Update-2009 May]Laura is in remission, Praise God. Last treatment was April22nd_ 2008.

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