FIRE BURNS SOME, WARMS OTHERS
Do we get discouraged when we tire easily and pain is more persistent and severe? Pain is actually a GIFT to Christians and a CURSE to non-believers. For Christians,Tiredness and Pain could be looked upon as "GOD INDUCED FASTING". FASTING not only in food but in everything we do. When we are Tired or in Pain, we eat only what our bodies need, we think differently and we accept the opportunity to experience GOD'S GRACE. During these times we learn how to persevere and endure. We become more patient; tolerant of GODLY THINGS, and INTOLERANT of UNGODLY THINGS. Romans 5:3-4, "...we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character..." When we are tired, we quit worrying about things to do; we actually ENJOY floating in our thoughts, our thoughts are inspirations and thankfulness taking us to a time of rest. Our pain becomes more bearable as our endurance and perseverance lets us think of the sufferings of CHRIST as we become more CHRIST LIKE. We finally understand through tiredness and pain, "MY GRACE IS IS SUFFICIENT FOR YOU, FOR POWER IS PERFECTED IN WEAKNESS". Pain can be like Fire, IT CAN HURT SOME PEOPLE WHILE IT CAUSES GRUMBLING AND COMPLAINING; OR IT CAN WARM THE SOUL.
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