Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Who's In Charge?

More from Called to Obedience

God's Purpose for Suffering and Adversity:


1. For His eternal purposes (2 Cor 4:17)

2. To bring you to a greater dependency upon Christ so you will know Him more intimately (2 Cor. 12:9,10; Phil. 3:10)

3. To teach you, experientially, that God's grace and love will sustain, uphold, enfold you in the midst of the trial. (Isa. 41:10)

4. To be conformed to the image of Christ; to build your character. (Rom. 8:29, 5:3,4)

5. To share in Christ's sufferings and for His sake (Phil 1:29, 3:10)

6. To share the comfort with others that you have received from Christ; to minister more effectively for His kingdom (2 Cor 1:3-7)

7. To learn more of God's Word (Psalm 119:71)

8. To produce more fruit than you are already yielding (John 15:2)

9. To realize that inner and eternal blessings and sometimes, outward blessings are God's rewards as a result of trials (Matt. 5:1-12, James 1:12)

You can download free studies here. These are life changing, Biblical truths.

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Next post: God's Sovereignty in Adversity

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Please go visit Heather today. Her post ties in perfectly with what I am sharing with you today. Please remember to pray for her on Thursday.

2 comments:

Donna Boucher said...

You may be hearing from CTO...I signed up to be a "member" and put you and Dave down as my 'teachers'.

I am reading about and praying for Heather every day.

Love,
Donna

janice said...

hey girlie, get me on that foodie email