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What have we done to deserve the suffering?

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The trials of the saints have been many, but the victory is assured. Here is a "Word of Wisdom" gleaned from the writings of a forerunner of this present Move of the Spirit, offered as a word of encouragement to all who are going through "something":

"When trials come our first inclination is to ask what we have done to deserve this, or why does God allow this to happen? It is the elect of the Lord who have been selected by the Father to partake of the sufferings of Christ through the trials and tribulations which He brings into our lives, to prepare us for the glory which shall be revealed. There is a vast variety of events in our everyday lives uniquely designed to test every area the Lord would put His hand on. Don't think that you have to suffer dramatic things like martyrdom or twenty years in a rat-infested prison in order for God to accomplish His work. Each of us have a unique set of tests and trials to go through to build the character of Christ in us. Your trials have not been harder than mine, just different. We are distinct members of the Christ body, and the Lord's processings for each one varies according to His purpose in us, and the place we are destined to fill."

Be encouraged. Keep-on-keeping-on. The best is yet to come!
Br. Terry Miller
A servant of the Church, which is His Body.



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Last updated: Oct, 2011
 
 




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