1 Peter 4:12 (NASB) "Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you;"I don't know what I was thinking! I had figured it would only take a few minutes, boy was I wrong. Trying to fit another job into my busy schedule, I had told the customer that it would only take a few minutes but as I began the work, this went wrong, then that! Today's verse speaks to us about the fiery ordeal among us and that we shouldn't be surprised by it and it's there for our testing! When we try and walk the walk of Christ, satan will put a target on us and hit us with difficulties along the way. We should not be surprised, but face each one as a test of our faith in Christ and not ourselves. Rather than taking minutes to accomplish the job, it ended up taking all day for with each thing I touched, another problem occurred. In life, as we keep on keeping for Christ, we will encounter those fiery ordeals that will test us, but keeping our eyes upon Jesus, we will pass the test. Make sure we are studying for the tests that come our way by staying in His Word and praying for the power of the Holy Spirit! Let's pass those tests today! peace,tom
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