Month: March 2015

Treasure 


How Jesus Helps Us in Everyday Trials

Jesus is a remarkable person, God in the flesh. It was important that he came in the flesh, to become part of humanity so that He could reconcile humanity with God. I’d like to comment on how it is relevant to our day-to-day lives. Whether or not we believe in Jesus Christ, we are bound to encounter difficulties. It’s part of life. But when we believe in Him, we can be confident that He understands our troubles. He knows what we are going through. However, it does not make our troubles go away, but it helps us to know that not even God in the flesh was exempt from trouble. Jesus Christ, learned from the things He suffered (Hebrews 5:8) and because of that, he is “able to help those who are being tempted” (Hebrews 2:18).

From birth to death, Jesus Christ had a difficult life. He had moments of joy and hours of pain. We are no better than he is, so we cannot expect a trouble-free life. In this world, Jesus said, we will have trials. He warned his disciples about the cost of following Him: They would have to take up the cross each day, willing to suffer and die, if need be, for their faith in Jesus Christ, (Luke 9:23). God loves us even in our darkness moments. Our treasure may come from a dark place, but God can breath into our lives. The treasure is the king, Jesus Christ. He is the Son of God. I wish someone will get the revelation that Jesus Christ is enough ❤️ Jesus is our treasure!

Rejoicing and trials- out of pain comes riches. Out of tears come wisdom. Out of death- long life in heaven. God hides treasures in trials. God allows trials for the chosen. God allows the chosen to triumph. 

People who identify with Christ do NOT need to prove themselves to the world. People who identify with Christ rejoice when others are successful. A secure person will say, “Praise the Lord” when other people are blessed and they are not.

Fact: We will never accomplish anything when our focus goes to unhappiness, jealousy, anger, sadness, and living in envy of other people.

Faith involves our minds, our hearts and our wills. It means that we understand and accept certain things about God. It means that we respond emotionally to these things, such as, with love because we understand he loves us. With joy accept the things you cannot change because we need to understand that He has giving us so much, and with trust we should understand and believe His promises for our eternal salvation. 

When our understanding and our emotions are in agreement, then our Will – will be His will for our lives. The decisions we make throughout each day should be pleasing to God, for He has brought us to the point that we want to do His will, not ours. We do not yet have the promised inheritance. We have not yet reached the time when there is no more crying and no more death. We all experience both crying and death. Our pains and sorrows are caused by our enemy — sin. We rejoice because we know that Jesus Christ, has conquered our enemy and He promises that we share in His victory! It is already written.

We suffer because of our own mistakes and sins. We also suffer because the people around us are captives of sin, and sin hurts not only the sinner, but innocent bystanders as well. We are often the innocent bystanders who suffer from the fallout of the sins of others. Satan, the enemy of God and the arch-deceiver works hard to feed and encourage the sinful nature in every person, thereby, bringing even more pain and destruction to all including persecution on the Saints. God not only promises to help us in our trials, He also promises us trials! Christ did not come to bring us a trouble-free life. Instead, He warned us that we will have strife within our families and others because of Him (Matthew 10:34-36). That we would have many trials (John 16:33), and that we would be persecuted, (John 15:20). We enter the kingdom through many trials (Acts 14:22), and every Believer will suffer persecution, (2 Timothy 3:12). We should not think it unusual when trials afflict us, (1 Peter 4:12). 

Jesus said, If you want to follow me- take up your cross. Be willing to suffer as He did, even if this means to lose your life. We should not be surprised when bad things happen. Jesus said, that a servant is not greater than the master. If Jesus, our Lord and teacher, became a human to suffer and die to serve us, if suffering was part of his training (Hebrews 2:105:8), it should be no surprise that it is also part of ours. In these trials we can rejoice only because we know that Christ has promised us something far better than this life. Far better than anything this world has to offer.