How to Have a Great Day (Friday 6th May 2016)
**Challenges Are Your Opportunities**
Friday 6th May . Pastor Chris PhD
Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children...No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it (Hebrews 12:7-11 NIV).
The Bible says, “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him...” (2 Chronicles 16:9). That means He’s watching and looking for opportunities to manifest His glory on your behalf. He never leaves you alone. He never lets you down. He’s
moved with the feeling of our infirmities (Hebrews 4:15). He knows when you go through pain, and seeks to get you out of every predicament.
Every human need is God’s opportunity to bless. He wants to meet every human need. Actually, He’s already done that in Christ Jesus, but some are yet to fully understand and accept what He’s done. When you have a problem, when you face difficult situations that seem insurmountable, it’s an opportunity for you to experience a miracle. God never turns His back on you; His desire is for you to have a testimony from that challenge.
With this understanding, when you face tests, trials, and persecutions, when the storms and pressures of life billow against you, just know that your testimony is at hand. Many get overwhelmed by the challenges they face, not realizing that every challenging situation is a testimony in the making. The Word says, “Count it all joy when you go through diverse tests” (James 1:2).
1 John 4:4 says, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” The greater One lives in you; therefore, the challenges you face are bread for you. It makes no difference if it’s a health challenge, financial challenge, or challenges with your work; refuse to faint; rather, be strong in faith, giving glory to God. See the situation as your opportunity to demonstrate the power of God!
Gracious and loving Father, indeed your faithfulness and love are without end. Thank you for your strength in my inner man. Challenges are bread for me, because I’m full of the might and ability of the Spirit, who leads me in perpetual victory parade. Thank you for making me eternally triumphant, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
2 Corinthians 4:8-9
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
John 3:1-21 2 Samuel 22
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
1 Corinthians 4:11-21