Circumstances and events in our lives can cause us to focus on the circumstances OR they can strengthen our FAITH. We can surrender and quit OR we can "head FAITH strong" into the BIG MIDDLE of our troubles. What did the Apostle Paul and John do when they were imprisoned? Paul wrote in Philippians 1:12-18, "I want you to know...what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel...those who are guarding me has heard the Gospel and it has spread throughout the whole imperial guard...because of my imprisonment , others have become much more bold...to speak without fear...CHRIST is proclaimed, and in that I REJOICE." JOY comes when we allow the HOLY SPIRIT to break our vulnerability to circumstances in life. Negative or Positive circumstances do not determine if we are in or out of the WILL OF GOD. GOD WILL LEAD US THROUGH "CLOSED" DOORS AND "OPEN" DOORS.
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