by Benjamin Munsell on June 25, 2019
BUT REJOICE, INasmuch as ye are partakers of CHRIST'S SUFFERINGS; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also WITH EXCEEDING JOY. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, HAPPY ARE YE; FOR the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on (the world's) part he is evil spoken of, but on your part HE IS GLORIFIED. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. Yet if any man SUFFER AS A CHRISTIAN, let him not be ashamed; but let him GLORIFY GOD on this behalf. 1 Peter 4: 13-16. Would you be willing to do an experiment today? A full 24 hour time period? Do this, accept EVERYTHING that happens to you "today", (your 24 hour time period of your choosing), and take it as directly from the Hand of God, from Him straight to you. EVERYTHING. Let's see, that's 237 separate "things", or events, you can individually see. The question is, what are you going to do about each one of them, one at a time, all throughout your "day"? Can you first say, "Thank you Lord" for each one? Now, those that you can actually do something about, for example, your car ran out of gas, can you go and get some gas WITH A  CHRISTLIKE ATTITUDE? People are watching, will they see Christ in You? Next, those things that are actual attacks from Satan, deal with them accordingly. For example, something porno flashes across the screen, will you close your eyes and reject it in Jesus Name? (Work with me here). And if something comes up you can't do ANYTHING about, for example, "The world will end in 12 years, take cover", can you decide to NOT WORRY about all those things, and leave them ALL in the Lord's Hands? Here's my point, can you take all 237 things STRAIGHT TO THE LORD FIRST, and deal with each one exactly as He shows you how, that you come through Victoriously, AND HE GETS ALL THE GLORY? This isn't rocket science, this is Growing in Obedience, which is also Growing in Hearing His Still Small Voice! Be Blessed.