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Be Joyful during Trials and When You are Tested, Turn to God

Some of the selected Bible Verses, Word of God, to help us build our Faith to be Joyful during Trials and When You are Tested, Turn to God. Let this be a blessing in your life.


Matthew 5:12
Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Acts 1:14
They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

Romans 5:2
through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.

Romans 5:3
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;

Be Joyful during Trials, and seek god for his answers in his Words

What is the Prayer of Salvation? @Thus Says My Lord

Prayer of Salvation or "Salvation Prayer", is a simple prayer which that help us realize our sin, the punishment of sin and the only way to get redemption. By faith we pray this prayer and see transformation from God in our life. The biblical method of salvation is faith in Jesus Christ.

All have sinned, and in this way death came to all men...Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned [Romans 5:12]

Lord is a good God and hence made an option for us to be redeemed from our sin and receive our redemption, our salvation.

Accepting Jesus as our Savior and reading this prayer aloud with faith, will activate a new life in you. Say this prayer with the faith that Lord dies for me and that he is the only way through we get the salvation in your life. He has taken all the punishments that we were supposed to face because of our sins, but with the death of Jesus Christ for us we are delivered of this punishment. We have received victory over all our problems and sickness through our Lord Jesus Christ.


Heavenly Father, I come into your presence humbly, accepting myself as a sinner and that you had come to this world to save me. As your word says:

"That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." [Romans 10:9]

Father God... I take your word and I confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, and that You have raised Him from the dead, to save me. I accept Jesus Christ as my personal and only Savior. 

Thank you for coming into my heart and filling me with your presence and giving me your Holy spirit.I believe and receive my Salvation.

Amen...

God is a Loving God, full of Grace and Mercy.. Accept this Lord as your personal Savior and experience a changed life... I thanks God for giving this opportunity to share this prayer with you...



Reciting a prayer, including this salvation prayer, just cannot save anyone of us. If you want to receive the salvation that is available through Jesus, place your faith in Him completely.Completely rely on Him alone as your Savior.

In Christ, we are a New Creation


Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, old things have gone the new has come
[2Corinthians 5:17]

New always has a value over old and usually more cares and pampered. This is a normal human nature towards new. Secondly all new stuff looks more fresh and renewed, more clean and approachable. When we expect anything new we go for a physical verification or confirmation. This physical confirmation is based on our 5 senses, which again is a human nature as we are made to feel and experience through our senses. This nature will in turn avoid us from experiencing things which are new but cannot be experiences by our physical senses.

One example is happiness, we cannot experience happiness through any of our senses... its a change that we feel within us yet with no physical verification. The result of acknowledging this new in us will help us change our attitude towards a situation. If we are sorrow and dull in life which again cannot be verified by our senses can result in our physical nature changed to a negative aspect.

Lord is Good to all and he has Good plans for us


For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
[Jeremiah 29:11]

We all know God is our creator and being the creator he should be having plans with making us come to this world. When we think of plans, the way and purpose of planning  we should not compare it with the way planning is done by us. We make plans with a self in mind. We also plan for others, usually whom we know, just because that person is close to us or we consider ourselves close to them. Here if if we are planning for others we have a self in mind. But when we are trying to understand the plans made by our creator, we should first erase all thoughts we have about planning and the concept behind it. This is because if we try to understand plans of God with our SELF in mind we may not be able to completely understand the purpose of those plans.

Faith is the language of Lord

Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.
[Romans 10:17] NIV version

So faith comes by hearing [what is told], and what is heard comes by the preaching [of the message that came from the lips] of Christ (the Messiah Himself).
[Romans 10:17] Amplified version

Have you ever noticed how does a child communicate with his father. At different stage of his life he has a different way to communicate like when he is a small baby, he would try to communicate with actions, when he grow little big, he would start saying small words especially Dad or Mom. At all these and remaining stages of that child's life he relies on these two individuals in his life who are his parents. He has a faith that when he calls his parents will run to him, or when he needs something he will ask and have the faith that he will get. He wont come and say "Dad, if you feel I am worthy, can I have some food, as i am hungry." No.. I bet no children in their lifetime would have asked such question to their parents, instead they will go and say "Dad I am hungry, and I need food to eat".

Walk with the faith...Your Good Shephard is with you

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
[Psalm 23:4]
Chapter 23 from the book of Psalm, entirely talks about God and his grace, support, protection, and safety around us. Especially the verse in context talk about the presence of God with us in every place we plan to travel, and that he will be our safety and protector. There are two reference that is highlighted here in this verse. These are "valley of shadow of death" and "your rod and your staff". Lets see these two reference in detail to understand the verse in context.

According to the Bible History, two of the most important tools of a Shepherd were the rod and staff. The rod was a stick about a meter long with a knob on one end.

Do you believe in Miracles?

Miracle as defined in the dictionaries is "A surprising and welcome event that is not understood by natural or scientific laws and is considered to be divine."

If we recollect the miracles performed by our Lord, those were all beyond the understanding of the people at that time. Nobody will have every expected the plain ordinary water to change to wine, making the crowd of 5000+ with 5 loaf of bread and 2 fish. Nobody will ever believe that someone can walk through water and control nature through his words... All these happened not in a span of time, but it was a immediate. This was done by no one else, but by the Lord who made us and given life into us. This is the same Lord who has provided all that we have now. None of those that we claim to posses is ours, but that provided by him to us.

Newsletter - Faith in Tough Times(Dec2012)

[Edition month: Dec2012]

We can see people had been facing trials and temptation from the start of the creation in bible till this time. This could be health issues, financial problems, family issues etc. and as a habit at these time we start feel sad, become angry and disturbed, and some even lose their eagerness to life to the full happily and peacefully. One thing which we see very common at our response at these time is the one whom we call for help. When we face sickness, or come across a bad news, we usually say O God; help us… or Oh God, heal me…  We can usually see only one faithful response which is from no one else but from our heavenly Father. Our Father whom we believe and call had already done what he came for in this world. This includes dying for us to take the punishment from us for our sins.


My brothers and sisters, be very happy when you are tested in different ways. You know that such testing of your faith produces patience.
[James 1:2-3]


There is one more area of this sacrifice which had been made for us, which is mentioned in