Precious

1 Peter 1:7  that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Is my faith much more precious than gold? I pray daily that I am able to show my God that I am honoring HIM with my words and actions.  I am though very aware of my flaws and even though I don’t desire it, I know in my mind when I’m not praising, honoring and bringing glory to Him.  Even though I desire total faith, I seem to do what I do not want to do.  But wait…………..He knows me and is aware of my actions even before I do them and yet He still loves me, forgives me and desires for me to return to him.  Without shaming, condemning or throwing away!  The fires of this world are real and God knows who masterly plans them so He has provided us a way to defeat and not be defeated. My faults may be who I was but they are not who I am in Him.  Satan may get me at times but I refuse to let him keep me. God is who I desire to be led by, God is who I have total faith in, God is who I will give all the glory, honor and praise to and God is who will accept me always.  Never think of yourself as beaten by this world because God always provides a way.

Dear Father, I am so humbled by Your gifts You continue to give me.  My faith in You grows stronger and stronger each day with new challenges and fires to walk through.  I pray that I will pull all my strength from You, showing this world around me the praise, honor and glory that You, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit deserve.  Lord I pray for my family and friends.  I pray that they will learn from their fires and they will draw from Your love for them.  Amen!

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