What is the purpose of our sufferings? Also, what is the relationship between our sufferings and the unpleasant things happening to us – AND – the house of God? Is there any positive lesson we can learn from the story of Job in the Old Testament? What does God want from us when He strips us away from material possessions and success? Oh, Lord Jesus… God is faithful – He called us into the fellowship of His Son – to replace anything in us that takes His place.
Our God is a Jealous God, and He created us for Himself. We, on the other hand, are very easily distracted with all kinds of shiny things, people, situations, matters, careers, etc. But the Lord comes again and again to us, allowing things to happen to us that would take away our idols, so that He may replace all things with Himself. When we have Christ as our enjoyment and our source of satisfaction, we will have a deeper appreciation of Christ!
It is the same with the church life – all our experiences of Christ in our Christian life are for the house of God, for God’s habitation. When we came into the church life we fell in love with it and we enjoyed the “honeymoon church life”. How wonderful it is to be here! But, why did the “honeymoon church life” seemingly turn into “vinegar church life”? – Read more on this topic as a sharing from today’s morning revival via,