“But we have this precious treasure [the good news about salvation] in [unworthy] earthen vessels [of human frailty], so that the grandeur and surpassing greatness of the power will be [shown to be] from God [His sufficiency] and not from ourselves. We are pressured in every way [hedged in], but not crushed; perplexed [unsure of finding a way out], but not driven to despair; hunted down and persecuted, but not deserted [to stand alone]; struck down, but never destroyed; always carrying around in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the [resurrection] life of Jesus also may be shown in our body” (2Cor 4:7-10; AMP)
Good morning dear family of God! This is Malia. Yesterday was a great day for me. I mean to be able to talk to you thru online Sunday service. I was so happy! I missed church! This is the first positive good thing I was able to do since Tali’s translation to glory. I did not know that I could video record myself alone at home. This pain and process has really humbled me. Somehow, I did not imagine living as a widow, but I imagined Tali as a widower. God overruled all our plans and decided that Tali will go first. I bow to God’s will. Every day I sense a new strength I never had before. My heart is still in pain, but the new strength comes in to be able to bear it.
Read the scripture above… I am more aware of the difference between body and spirit. We, the children of God, are spirit beings, having a soul and living in a body. Our bodies are made of dust; they are frail. They are the ‘cheapest’ material of all. But our souls and spirits are God’s. What makes us special is what God has done inside our hearts, our spirits. Our value to God and even to men is that inside these weak bodies lives a living treasure, which is the Holy Spirit. Can you imagine that Christ lives in us, the Hope of glory? The body container is weak and humble. But the content is mighty, supernatural, and indestructible. The Holy Spirit inside us, the Christ Himself living in us, that is where the power is. That is the sufficiency of God! Because of this treasure God has promised to be with us always. God deposited the treasure and He protects it. God is faithful! Even when we look weak, a supernatural strength will manifest in us. Even when we become discouraged or confused, a greater power that refuses to die, takes over. No unbeliever has this secret strength. No unbeliever has a testimony that during his trials of life he became better, wiser, stronger or that he drew closer to God. No unbeliever can say that thru it all, he became a champion. These promises are for God’s children alone.
Therefore, I encourage you. If these past days you’ve observed that the grace and strength of God is stronger than your pain and grief, blessed are you! It means that you are saved. It means that you are born again! Your soul is secured! As you carry your cross daily, your flesh, your love for the world dies daily. But then, you sense the resurrection power of Jesus propelling your spirit towards victory, holy success in ministry and eventually the reach the glory ahead. Read the Word of God daily. Fast and Pray! I do not know of any other method to help myself or you. Please pray for Pastor Trish and their sons. My heart goes to them too. God bless you and give you strength. We declare that this is a good week, with signs and wonders following. Be healed! Be strong! May your testimonies increase! As we share in the pain, we shall share in the joy that is coming! By the grace of God, let us press on! God bless you all! Worship the Lord!
Pastor (Mrs) Silvia Lia Leigh 20-07-2020