Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Today Reminder - 20 March 2012 (Storms)

My prayer for you for today is that you will remain standing on the Lord as the storms of life unfolds around you, in Jesus name.

Philippians 1:29-30
For you have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ but also the privilege of suffering for Him. We are in this struggle together. You have seen my struggle in the past, and you know that I am still in the midst of it.

Storms. We find ourselves in the midst of stormy weather as we journey through life. It is funny how these storms can just keep on hammering away at you, trying to destroy all your defences. It is sometimes like waves that just keep on coming and as the weather changes the waves either increase or decrease but they keep on coming. I love the way Paul puts it into words: “You have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ but also the privilege of suffering for Him.” 

Paul writes here stating that we are aware of his struggles in the past, but that he is still in the midst of it. I think this is the hardest part of living a life for Christ is the continuous waves of struggles that we have to face each day and how they just keep on coming.  The sad thing about this is that we so easily forget God in all of this and we try and fight it on our own. Each one of us are going through troubled times. That is why Paul says we are in this together, each one of us are in constant battle against our daily struggles.

My dear friend, don’t look at these mountains of waves and be discouraged. Look at them and smile, because Jesus is with you. He will never leave you nor will He ever forsake you. Let’s stand together and face the storms as they blow over us, because our feet are safe and secure on the foundation of Jesus. We will not fear nor will we give up, because we are saved and the enemy can do nothing about that but pour water on us. God will cover you with His towel of love and dry all the struggles as He keeps you safe.

Have an awesome stormy day dear friend of Jesus.

Cheers