People with their minds set on you, you keep completely whole, steady on their feet, because they keep at it and don’t quit. Depend on GOD and keep at it because in the LORD GOD you have a sure thing… (‭Isaiah‬ ‭26‬:‭1)

All of us have days (weeks, months ...) when the grass seems greener for others. Some people seem to breeze through life with hardly a cough or cold, while some of us seem to struggle with severe asthma, which brings about the recurring question, “Why is this happening to me?” Or “What have I done to deserve this …?”

It would be stupid of me to say that horrid things don't happen to good people. (For context, yesterday (15 April 2024), a terrorist attack took place in Wakeley, a western suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, when an assailant entered Christ The Good Shepherd Church and stabbed six people, including Assyrian Christian bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel).

So, for those of us still “going through the mill,” let’s be encouraged by the Scriptures (Rom 5:5): We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary—we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!

Did you 'hear' that? Well, go round up some containers - quickly!!!

Are your ears awake? Listen. Listen to the Wind Words, the Spirit blowing through the churches. Christ-conquerors are safe from Devil-death.” (Rev 2:11) ❤️



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The Lord Bless you for caring ❤️