Testing times

FootstepsIn my last posts I talked about how I don’t like waiting.  I also don’t like being tested.

My mentor told me that the Lord is more interested in our character than our comfort.

Job is a man from the oldest book in the Bible who underwent severe trials.  His wife wanted him to curse God and die, but he wouldn’t.  He said “But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.” Job 23:10

What in the Kingdom is of greater worth than gold?  Faith.

For now you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.” 1 Peter 1:6-7

In the third year of my journey with the King, (Chapter 12 View from the mountain) I chose a hard yet interesting path, where everything the Lord gave me would be tested.

In Chapter 22 Laying a new foundation, I dug deep and laid a new foundation for the rebuild of my life with the words

“Justice will be the measuring line for the foundation,

And honesty will be its plumb line.”  Isaiah 28:16

No sooner had I laid that foundation than it was tested.  Chapter 27 The attack tells the story.

plumb-line

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