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  • Writer's pictureLeisa Wilkins

Count It All Joy!

Chosen by God!

“Consider it nothing but joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you fall into various trials. Be assured that the testing of your faith [through experience] produces endurance [leading to spiritual maturity, and inner peace].” (James 1:2-3 AMP)

I can't say I see trials as pure joy yet either! What I can say is I have learned to ask my loving Abba Father, "what do You want me to learn in this?" I've learned to rejoice in the trial. Admittedly, I have cried literal tears and have asked for relief too in my journey. More times than not I stay focused on the lesson and guarding my joy because my joy is my strength so I can't allow anything to deplete it.

“And be not grieved and depressed, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold.” (Nehemiah 8:10 AMP)

Just like our physical muscles are developed by stressing them so are our spiritual muscles. Trials help us to locate where we are and they help strengthen our faith. I know I like the results of my workouts and am willing to pay the cost! In the same way I am willing to pay the cost for my spiritual strength and growth.

Spiritual maturity doesn’t just happen! It requires work.

Be Encouraged! ❤

Leisa Wilkins Ministries

"Encouraging and Empowering you to become who God created you to be, God's Masterpiece, a Divine Original!"

Pastor | Author | Bible Teacher | Speaker | Encourager

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