1 Peter:4:12-13 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
Are you going through the fire right now? Ecc says "There is a time and season for everything under the sun", which also includes fiery trials.
I like though the way Peter starts out in this verse and says "Beloved".
We are the beloved. Loved by God beyond measure! Did you know when you are born again, that God writes your name on the palm of His hand? Did you know that you are the apple of God's eye? You are the center of His attention! He knows you so intimately that he has even counted the number of hairs you have on your head. This is so good to know isn't it beloved? To know that no matter what type of trail we are going through, we are the beloved, you are the beloved of God Himself!
Peter goes on to tell us, "don't think it's a strange thing when you have a fiery trial." When you live for God, you're bound to have some. Why? Because our enemy Satan does not want you to know you are beloved and he does not want you to make a difference in others lives. But yet God wants you to know you indeed are beloved and that you really can make a difference in your own life and others.
Lately, I have been posting some pretty serious stuff and praying a lot more. I'm starting to see my prayers answered and Satan is not happy that I am making a difference in others lives (ever it be even so small). Satan our true enemy (not one another) wants to kill, steal, and destroy any good thing that is your life! He absolutely hates you with a venom vengeance and hates anything you do for God and for others and will do anything in his power to stop you.
The good news is "Greater is He that is within you, than he that is within the world"
Also "I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me"
So, this blog post is to all of you who are living for God, and touching other people with your love for God. Keep it up! Go through the trail and wear the helmet of salvation, keep grasping the shield of faith and the sword of the spirit, the word of God. Keep that breast plate of right standing on you, and keep your shoes on, sharing the good news to others. YOU ARE BELOVED! Share your Wealth, share your riches; share your love and the love of God!
I love you, and God loves you even more.
Wishing you more Wealth and Riches in every area of your life!