Friday, February 12, 2016

YUPB Daily Inspiration With Rapsody of Realities

It'll Surely Pass .

Friday, February 12th .
Pastor Chris

For our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour) is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory [beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!] (2 Corinthians 4:17 AMP).

In our lives as Christians, hard times may come; the crises of life can come to you in trials, temptations, and persecution. But at such times, hold on; don't give up, because it only came to pass.
Recall Jesus' statement to His captors at His arrest; He said, "I was with you in the Temple every day, and you did not try to arrest me. But this is your hour to act, when the power of darkness rules" (Luke 22:53 GNB). It was for a moment. When it was over, the glorified Son of God was manifested. Halleluiah! So, you may go through difficulties and times of darkness, but the Bible says count it all joy when you go through diverse tests, knowing that the trial of your faith works patience (James 1:2); it'll turn out for your good.
It may be that you've been giving to the Lord, sowing your seeds, and paying your tithes, and suddenly, you lose your job. If that happens, don't panic. Don't say, "O God, why is this happening to me?" Someone may even say to you, "If you're truly a Christian, this should never happen to you"; that's not true. Some things can happen to you even though you're a Christian, but it doesn't change who you are; you're still a victor!
The circumstances of your life don't, and shouldn't describe or dictate the quality of your personality. Jesus said, "In your patience possess ye your souls" (Luke 21:19). Remain confident in God's Word, no matter what's happening to you, or around you. They may put you in the dungeon; it makes no difference! You may be despised and ostracized; it makes no difference. The greater One lives in you, and that's what counts.
That trouble is for a moment! The adversity is for a moment; it came, to pass! Whatever pressures you're facing right now are all light afflictions; they'll produce for you a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory as you keep your focus on the Word.
Dear Father, thank you for the comfort of your Word. I declare that all things work together for my good always, and I'm triumphant today by the Word, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
Further Study: || Isaiah 43:2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. ||

|| John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. ||

|| 2 Peter 1:19 NLT Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place—until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines[ a ] in your hearts.
Footnotes: a. 1:19 Or rises. ||

Daily Scripture Reading

1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Matthew 27:45-66,
Leviticus 1-3

2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Acts 17:10-21,
Psalm 14-16

EXTRACT FROM: Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional

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