Lent, pt. 11

I would like to start with a verse.

“6 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7 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.” NIV I Peter 1:6-7 

I was at war today. In my brain.

Sometimes, I really dislike being at war. It is no fun getting shot at constantly.

According to the verse at the beginning, I should greatly rejoice. What!?!?

Lent, for me, has been tough. I have not done very well at getting up early to pray.

I am slightly behind on my devotional.

And the devil keeps shooting at me.

But Jesus will be revealed!!!

It might be tomorrow or next week. Perhaps next year. Maybe in a decade.

But he will be revealed…and that is enough to keep me moving forward.

Has Lent been difficult for you?

Are you stuck?

Do you feel like all this is even worth it?

I think it is. If gold could talk, it would scream at the pain of the refiner’s fire.

Then, when all is said and done, God uses lots of gold in heavenly construction.

refining gold

You and I will get to heaven but only after God has refined us.

So hang in there! God is not finished with you!

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