Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. [James 1:2-4]Consider it pure joy doesn't mean sitting down and doing nothing. When you're face with trials and tribulations or how you term it, when the world cast a shadow on you, rise up to the occasion and walk closer to God. Your relationship with God will be stronger and you'll have a different perspective about the Lord, whom you call Abba, Father. That is pure joy. It's like going through the refining process. You'll come out a better person instead of just being the same old person who has learn nothing out of a situation. Learn something good and impart into people something that's more meaningful, Donk... *shakes head... my Donkey sounds more and more hopeless*
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Donkey's Unwise Wisdom...
My lovely pet donkey speaks again. I feel like sitting down and have a long talk with donkey. I don't know whether to praise donkey now or just look at donkey in total silence. Donk, does it sound right to say,"When the world cast a shadow on you, just enjoy the shade before it fades." Just enjoy the shade? If you've gone through what I'm going through now, I don't think you'll sit down and do nothing and just enjoy the shade. I know what I want to do with you now. *whacks Donkey on the head with the Bible* Are you teaching people to wallow in self-pity and enjoy the feeling of being stuck in the mud and drown in their own tears when trouble comes their way? Here, Donk... take this Bible... I'll do some reading with you. Turn to the book of James. Do you know where the book of James is? It's in the New Testament after the book of Hebrews. Look at Chapter 1 regarding Trials and Temptations. See that? Keep your eyes focus on verses 2,3 and 4. Now, read it out loud together with me.