Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Consider it pure joy

I'm currently studying about spiritual maturity and I really am learning a lot. It's ironic that I am going to teach about spiritual maturity while in fact I can not consider myself already a "mature Christian". Why? because I fail so many times specially in this;

A spiritual mature person is POSITIVE under PRESSURE.

James 1:2 said "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds"

meaning, when we are facing problems, when our situations are not good, when we are in hardships, we have to be still joyful and positive - A clear sign of spiritual maturity
and sometimes most of the time I FAIL in this.

When I have problems (bigger ones) I often forgot that God is bigger than them. I worry and we all know that worry takes away the JOY in our hearts and when you do not have joy you find it hard to be positive.

but thank you Lord, that spiritual maturity is an on going process. I am an on going process. I thank God that He keeps on teaching me these things.

Right now, we are facing trials and testings, my parents health and our finances and I am praying I'll stay positive and will be joyful as I traverse and pass through these trials. And I hope I'll pass with flying colors.