“These (painful trials) have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed” ( 1Pet 1:7)
Today I celebrate five weeks since I fell and broke my foot. It has been five weeks of clear testimony that in all things God Almighty, the God of the Bible, He is my God. I did not chose the way or the timing for the testing of my faith. God did it! This is my committed attitude: Anything God does to me, even if painful, is a privilege. Here I am, passing the test of faith, by His grace, for His glory and for my good! Hallelujah!
This is a spiritual law: Faith must be tried to be proven genuine. Faith must be tried like gold in the fire. Fake religious ‘faith’ cannot survive the fire of God. The Egyptians drowned in the waters of miracles that set God’s children free! But true faith not only survives, but it becomes stronger, purer and more expensive. The impurities of flesh must be burnt off in the heat of God’s judgement. The pure faith will now easily believe that nothing is impossible with God! What a miracle!
As a servant of God, I preach the Cross. I cling to the Cross! I boast in the Cross! The Cross must have its way in my life. It must be seen. It must be felt. The Cross is painful but profitable in all things. It was painful to lose what I thought was a gain. But this purifying of my faith thru the fire rewarded me now with the assurance of my salvation. And that is a great reward no money can buy. Glory to God!
After I fell the doctors did an X-ray and showed me the broken bone. In the same way the Holy Spirit did X-ray for my soul and showed me what needs to change. In the visible realm you can see me falling down the stairs. But in the Spirit realm it was a testing of faith. It was me passing thru the fire of God. What a privilege!
This is my testimony: Thru this testing I completely lost at least two of the ‘impurities’ that plagued and weakened my faith in the past: fear, doubts and impatience. This is so amazing to me… I searched my soul and I have discovered that I am free from the bondage, shame and pain of fear, doubts and impatience. These are no more! Can you believe that? My faith is free! My faith is pure! My faith is in God alone! From now on, my words, my marriage, my ministry, my very life will show forth only Christ Crucified and Resurrected! I will never be the same again! ‘This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior, all the day long…’
My dear children, thank you for praying for me! Your mother is now free like Zion! Be encouraged today! As a family, as a congregation, we are moving on, faster than ever before! The gates of hell cannot prevail against us! What the devil used against us for evil, God has turned it around for our good! Praise God the Father! Glory to The Lord Jesus Christ, the Lamb upon the throne, now and forever! Amen!