Men of Redemption

Restoring a Life of Purity – One Day at a Time

Read Your Word This Morning?

Posted by Men of Redemption on November 16, 2016

Breakfast of ChampionsHow do you look at Adversity when you see it as you’re reading God’s Word? Many of us see adversity as a hindrance to our progress, and we tend to stop and be affected by its interruption. We will complain or wonder why is this happening to me, at this particular time, during this particular moment. But what I’ve come to understand is that adversity can be one of two things: it can be a Burden or it can be a Bridge. Although we face many obstacles, many interruptions in our lives, God assures us that these interferences happen for a reason or reasons. If we choose to see them as a burden, then our reactions will be displayed through frustration, anger, or disappointment. If we choose to see them as a bridge, we see that they are there to strengthen us and prepare us for something bigger and better as we learn from these challenges. God wants us to learn and appreciate interruptions because there’s a lesson or message He’s trying to get us to understand as we go through life. But if we’re always complaining or being frustrated because something is happening to us, maybe, just maybe we’re missing exactly what God wants us to learn or hear from Him. We have to learn to endure, to persevere through the circumstances of our lives, and God will help us to do exactly that.

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So then death is working in us, but life in you. And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak, knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you. For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.” 

– 2 Corinthians 4:7-15

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