I remember reading something that Joni Erickson Tada about a prayer she made as a young healthy teenager. The prayer was asking that God find a way to help her draw closer to Him.
Then she broke her neck. The rest of the story most people know by now.
God allowed Satan to torment Job. The why of God's ways we will never know will be are here on this earth with our finite minds.
Thanks for sharing and you truly are a blessing to women.
Someone once said "it's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all" Playing it "safe" is like never having loved at all.
Thanks for taking us on that ride with you K so many have learned so much by just riding along.
I understand what you are saying, but let me remind everyone that it is Satan who kills, steals, and destroys.
(John 10:10) If you are an active participant in the kingdom of God, then the devil is going to try and find a way to take you out. (Ephesians 6:12-18) We must know our enemy and pray against the kingdom of darkness. Jesus said we would have trials and temptations, but he would never leave us nor forsake us. He asked Father God not to take us out of this world but to protect us from the evil one. (John 17:5) He knows our enemy better than we do. He created the anointed cherub, and was there when Lucifer turned his back on him and launched an attack. Jesus says he saw Satan falling from heaven like lightening. (Rev. 12:7-9, Isaiah 14:12-16 and Luke 10:18) Good news is that Jesus is now sitted at the right hand of the Father. He is making sure himself that the prayer of protection is answered. He sends giant warrior angels to help protect us!
The only way not to be tested and tried by the fire, is to sit back and do nothing for God's kingdom. Don't tell anyone about Jesus. Don't help out in any ministry at church. Don't help any person down trodden and in need. In other words be a hearer only and not a doer, decieving your ownselves. (James 1:22) I don't know about you, but I can't live that way. The bible says if you are lukewarm, God will spew you out of his mouth! (Rev. 3:16) It is by the blood of Jesus and through our testimonies that we overcome the devil. (Rev. 12:11)
Kreynold's testimony of healing and God's goodness is awesome! It proves that all things work together for those who love Jesus. Keep declaring the goodness of God in the land of the living!!!
Abide in God (John 15) and he will give you what you need inorder to be victorious in this life. Say your warfare prayers daily. Pray without ceasing. Keep up the good fight of faith. (Phillipians 4:6-7)
"Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to them that love him. James 1:12"
I pray that each of us will not fear but grow in God's awesome love and grace.