“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
2 Corinthians 4:17-18
We all go through cycles of trials, struggles, and change. But after this light affliction is over, we will come into a greater glory. Greater faith. Greater strength.
Rabbi K.A. Schneider a Messianic Jew (a Jewish person who believes that Jesus of Nazareth is the long awaited Savior of the world), said it best:
“God uses trials in our lives to release us into new dimensions of glory. God, through the trials, God gives us a release. He gives us a Sabbath (a time of rest), in His Presence. We experience His revelation in a deeper and new way. We enjoy it for a season. Then He calls us up to the next level on the mountain. So, let’s keep pressing on, beloved. Let’s keep on overcoming because Jesus said in The Book of Revelations seven times, ‘he who overcomes will inherit these things and be with Me in the paradise of God.’ You’ve been called to glory, but we’ve got to seek for it, beloved. We’ve got to ask for it, and we’ve got to be faithful. Amen.”
You and I have been called to greater things (John 14:12). We have been called to higher places and called to do better things for God. We are called, destined, to experience life overflowing with joy and blessings. But we must keep going, we must keep pressing through the seasons of trials and tribulations or else we will never be able to obtain those sure promises God the Father has made to us.
Complete this season. No matter how much it hurts. Let God do what He wants to do in you.Abandon what you thought your life should be like. Abandon your small minded thinking. Stop limiting the flow of God’s Power in your life. Let God be what He wants to be in your life. Become what God is asking you to be. Do what He is calling you to do. Grow strong friends, and become bold and courageous and see the wonderful things God does through you, for you, and in you.
If you want to read more of Rabbi Schneider’s ministries, “Discovering the Jewish Jesus” I encourage you to go their website: http://discoveringthejewishjesus.com/
There you will find podcasts, videos of his latest shows, and wisdom from God’s Word to help you learn more about the true roots of our Savior, the connection between The Old Testament and New Testament, and understand God’s overwhelming love for you.
I pray you go from faith to faith, from strength to strength, from glory to glory. The glory will shine in you like a light cutting through darkness and take over. For the world is waiting to come into contact with light of Christ shining in you.
I love you all. Continue to stay faithful to Him. He will give you the desires of your heart and bring what He has begun in you and for you to pass.