~Count It Not Strange~
” If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God gives: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trials which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that when His glory shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy” 1 Peter 4:11-13 NKJV
In study, so many words in my mind but yet i want to yet encouraged you as you wake and i prepare to rest. GOD’S Revealed Glory brings Exceeded Joy!”
Some people say that they have joy unspeakable is it that words get stuck in their throats, i beg to differ and ask that in those moments that youshout out above the mountains, declare that Jesus is LORD His name above all names. GOD has given you the abilities needed to Rejoice in all things. GOD has given each one of us a gift to minister as we are to use that gift to minister first on behalf of one another.
See during this time we begin finding things wrong or strange going on life, we find things to be peculiar and people have let us down. But do not concentrate on that glimpse or moment. GOD has bigger plans in store for you. GOD has set you apart to pour of Himself into you.
We are partakers in Christ Jesus for the pain and suffering caused by our sin. Living the Bible is not a spectator sport, you don’t just read and never apply the Word. You cant just look from the sidelines and expect everything to fall into place. We suffer so that His glory can be revealed; we suffer for the joy in our lives to lives; we suffer amd we suffer for Christ to be filled by Christ’s love for us.
Count it not strange in test, trials and circumstance but be exceedingly glad for GOD has prepared a table for you. In every conversation allow words to flow like milk and honey across your lips to one another, let each word encourage, exhalt and be seasoned with salt. We are builders of one another. So stop tearing one another down with negative and hurtful word when we don’t get our way, build ones faith in GOD.
~ in Him ~
Paul L. Patterson