And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 New King James Version
Have you ever done long distance running?
After a run many times your body aches with sore muscles being strained. It is difficult. But the more you run the more your body becomes accustomed to the exercise. When you first start out you can barely run a hundred yards. After a month you may be able to run a mile.
It is the same with the Christian walk. At first it is difficult to do your daily Bible reading, saying prayer and metamorphosing slowly in Jehovahs child. It is difficult. But the more you practice it the more it becomes habit.
Have you ever tried to lose weight?
Many times it means making sacrifices like changing your diet. You have to give up junk food you love for nutritious food that promotes good health. It is difficult.
It is the same with metamorphosing into a Christian lifestyle. You have to give up many destructive habits and slowly cement Christian morals into every fiber of your being. It is difficult. For me it was the most painful and difficult process I have ever experienced. In the end I praise Jehovah every day for blessing me with burning off the dross and purifying me (that does not mean I am perfect it just means that many of my destructive habit were destroyed, like stubbornness, by the Holy Spirit).
Have you ever learned something and was sure what the teacher was teaching was wrong? You are sure it will not work or that your way is better. Only when you trusted and obeyed him that you discover he or she was right all along? It is difficult. It is the same way with the Holy Spirit in His guidance to you. So many times it does not make sense or seems doomed to failure. Only when you but your faith (trust) in Him do you discover He was right all along. It is difficult.
Being a Christian is not easy, if it was anybody could do it. We would not need Christs help. It is a lifetime of being put on the potters wheel. Joseph- Anthony: Green
Many times it is difficult to obey Jehovah and to trust in His Divine guidance but when we are faithful and obedient unto Him and we are at the other end of the furnace we rejoice in the good He has blessed us with because it was for our own good.
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Bara (The Lord Creator) for blessing me with burning off the dross and putting me on Your Divine potters wheel to transform me into the child You long for me to be. Thank you for Your wise guidance in my life that has prevented many tragedies and completed many amazing feats to Your glory. I exalt You in the name of He who completed awesome feats when He walked amongst us Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sweet sunshine of Jesus’ beautiful love bless you today and every day.