My kitten tests my resolve to write today. This little creature keeps jumping on me as I type. Runs across my keyboard and then pushes up against my chin purring. I tell her to play and gently toss her to the ground. She means well, but why does she do this every time she sees me open my computer. Now, she plays with the cord. I shew her away.
Distractions can test us every day as we strive to fulfill God’s call in our life. Today it is a kitten and my dog, Lily, whining at the door to come back into the house. Other days, I face tiredness and pain. Still other days, serious problems rear their ugly heads and knock me flat.
Still, I must push on through in faith and look past the distractions and pass the current test of my resolve. Sister, our testing bears more than a grade of our effort. When I persevere in faith through a test, I draw closer to God. He then uses me to help others and to reach them for His kingdom.
Our tests become soul-work. If I persevere, maybe, I inspire another lost soul to look unto Him and to seek salvation. That is my prayer today.
What tests are you facing today? How do you fight your way through? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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Last Week’s Top Clicked
In this poignant guest post for Beth Steffaniak, Sarah reminds us that in all our circumstances, whether desperate or bright, we must resolve to be thankful. She writes:
“We can choose to give thanks to God, even while living out our worst fears. No matter which valley we walk through, we can look for glimpses of gratitude on the journey.”
She then reveals how, when she lived thankfulness, her circumstances remained the same, but her heart changed. God delivered her.
Read this excellent post to learn more about why we should resolve to live in thankfulness.
My Favorite Post
Kaitlyn reminds us that even in the most extended, dryest season, we need to fasten our hope on Him. My favorite quote from this great post:
“The road isn’t straight, and the ground isn’t always level, but you feel Him beside and hear Him
saying ‘“this is the way, walk in it.’”
Be sure to check out this post for more inspiration.
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