Blessed are those who persevere under trial, because when they have stood the test, they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;
James 1:12-13 TNIV
Every opportunity given is a blessing to us, point is whether we see this as an opportunity or a struggle. I do agree that its tough to see it as an opportunity always, however when we start thinking and working with opportunity mind set there is no stopping. We can see ourselves thinking clearer and becoming positive, which happens to be fertile ground for our spiritual and material growth.
Lets start with smaller things in life and try achieve bigger and tougher ones. Lets start learn to walk and then start running. Most of us at any one point of time in life are tempted in one way or other.
I heard those above verses in a sermon given by a priest, its a treasure and I realized the essence of this verse. To be frank I could see about 60% down in amount of sin I commit, still I am sinning but I started making an difference.
Lets see how we can get rewarded…. If we meditate on those verses it says if we stand in faith and firm during an trial that is a temptation we would be rewarded for that. God never tempts you, temptation is work of evil forces and past sin.
If you are tempted to do something wrong remember of this verse and ask God for strength to over come the temptation. Once you cross the phase of temptation surely God will bless you for that. You too can ask God for a gift you long for, God should provide you if its for your Good.
Start with small things and surely you will over come bigger obstacles coming between God our heavenly father and us.
Don’t forget you have a GOAL to acheive… fulfill Will and Wish of God the father in Heaven.
Heavenly Father, we thank you for the ability read and wisdom to understand the scriptures. Help us realize and see the miracles you are performing in our lives. Father you are source of all wisdom help us apply this and grow so that we are worthy to praise you and be examples to others.
God bless us abundantly and let us be source of inspiration to others. Let people whom you choose be a blessing to rest of the multitude.
Thank you Holy Father for the time we could spend with you in Prayer. All who read and pray let them be blessed and turn back to you, in Jesus name we ask you God. Amen