Ok Patty, I'm sure you knew this was coming especially after our conversation today. Here goes: This evening my husband and I attended the 2nd session of training in the Billy Graham Christian Life and Witness course. I have to admit I knew I should go but was going out of obligation. Well God of course had a plan as He always does. The speaker was John Cas and he was great. However he was getting all up in my business !!
Well God was through him.
The lesson was The Victorious Christian Life. Guess what the first part was about.....
Adversity builds Character. That's right....the Holy Spirit was screaming conviction ! Let's just say the adversity that I have encountered as of late has produced a character....a character that had not been well behaved.
God really spoke to me tonight through this lesson and lets just say I will no longer allow this to make me bitter but I will be better because of it. God's Word says I should "Consider it pure joy, whenever I face trials"...James 1:2-4 and that I should "Give thanks in all circumstances...I Thes 5:16-18. So I say Thank You God for the adversities and help me use it as a stepping stone and not a stumbling block.