I made my first sale on Etsy!! YAY!! Talk about Eggcitement... My apron was posted one morning and it sold that same day!! Sweet Jacqueline from My Daily Discovery purchased it. It will go out in the mail to you today my friend! She and her family have been a little under the weather lately…
so go on over and give her some well wishes.
Sharing a word with you today…
Why We Have Hard Times
It can be easy for us to think that God is obligated to make life easy for us. We tend to think He should remove all of our difficult moments so that we have a perfect life.
Well folks, it’s not that easy! The truth is that during hard times God is preparing us for greater things. If He removed the difficult circumstances in our lives, we would probably take Him for granted, never mature, and never appreciate the blessings in our lives. We want God to change our circumstances, but God wants to use our circumstances to change us.
In James 1:2-4 it tells us this, "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." In other words, rejoice in "trials of many kinds", because they test your faith, which causes you to grow closer to God. We must rely on Him in all situations. Hard as it is for us to understand this…indeed, God assures us that something beneficial can come from the hard times in life.
If you are going through trials now, take hope in the fact that almost everyone in the Bible who did great things for God also had to endure great hardships. In 2 Corinthians Paul was beaten with rods, stoned, shipwrecked, lashed and was the victim of many dangers through out his life. He also knew what it was like to be hungry, thirsty, without food, cold and naked.
Now how many of us can say we know how he feels? Paul suffered greatly for Christ’s purpose in the Gospel. We must remember that Paul had to go through these difficult trials in order for him to become closer to God, qualifying him to be a great witness for Christ…to become who God wanted him to be. Remember too that God will NEVER leave you during your trials and hardship times; he is there walking beside you…holding your hand.
Words acquired from Christ Notes.
And when you are lost...and can't see the light, I
shall be your beacon...shining ever so bright. ~God
Have an Eggciting day my friends!
My word for 2010-Experience
I experienced eggcitement from my first sale on Etsy