When I was thinking of what shoes were for today, my gold Sperry's came to mind and the scripture that talked about being tried by fire and coming out like gold. That was not just a coincidence! God is so cool and He has a plan...for everything! Even when the enemy comes against you God will turn it around!
Whatever journey you are on, one of the most important things is your attitude. Keeping a positive attitude helps you make it through tough days! It's not always easy, but with the right attitude you can plow through the darkest of days! One definition of attitude is the way you think about someone or something.
This is where faith can make all the difference. One of the definitions of faith is a strong belief or trust in someone or something. My someone is Jesus Christ!
When we are faced with trials and we trust in Jesus, that is when your faith can feed your attitude! You build your faith by reading the Word of God!
When you completely trust in Jesus you can rest and be at peace in any situation. We are human and sometimes we try to figure things out. In those times we can be overwhelmed with frustration, fear, even anger. This is why in Matthew 11:28, He tells us to come to Him! On this journey I don't have to figure it out, I just have to believe why the Word says!
"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28 NASB)
In 1st Peter 1:6-7, it talks about our faith being more precious than gold! My faith is carrying me through this crazy journey I am on! Even when my faith is tested by fire, I know that because of His Word, I have already overcome!
I have included two different translations of these verses because both were so good! I love the Message translation and its upbeat vibe!
In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, (1 Peter 1:6 NASB.
so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; (1 Peter 1:7 NASB)
I know how great this makes you feel, even though you have to put up with every kind of aggravation in the meantime. Pure gold put in the fire comes out of it proved pure; genuine faith put through this suffering comes out proved genuine. When Jesus wraps this all up, it’s your faith, not your gold, that God will have on display as evidence of his victory. (1 Peter 1:6-7 MSG)
I have always said I don't know where I would be without Jesus, and I don't want to find out!
I love you all and thank you for your prayers and faith!