Saturday, June 29, 2013

Don’t waste your night season.

If a man is only for joy, his experiences will not be abundant.
Is life supposed to be about having a great time and staying at the mountain top or about commitment and responsibility? It is all about commitment and responsibility.   You won’t stay long at the mountain top if you have never been through the valley. Avoid shortcuts to the mountain. The valley teaches you how to behave while you are on mountain top. It  teaches you how to be responsible, how to talk and to have the right attitude. Always remember if the treasure is received easily then it loses its significance. The hard times in life teach us how to take care of the treasure.  Don’t waste your night season.

You carry the burden first so that you enjoy the ease, just like Jesus going through the cross before getting the crown. Just like Joseph going to the prison before getting to the palace.  Just like being sick so that you know God is your healer. Just like being cast down so that
you learn how to get up and shake the dust of. Just like going through the test then getting the results.

Don’t yearn for the easy way out. 
A man who only yearns for the fruits alone is of no use! It’s like wanting to have a good marriage and you are not ready to work.  
Our God does not work that way. If you only seek the easiest way, you’ll miss out on the best way. It’s good to get uncomfortable, it is good thing to suffer.

Suffering is a necessary part of the journey. Although he was a son, he learned OBEDIENCE through what he SUFFERED. And being made PERFECT, he became the SOURCE of eternal salvation to all who obey him,...Hebrews 5:8,9  The Lord’s obedience was learned through suffering.
True submission is found when there is still obedience in spite of suffering.
A man’s usefulness is not in whether he has suffered, but in whether he has learned obedience in suffering. 
The suffering will never go away until you learn your lesson. Every suffering you undergo is an opportunity to learn obedience

(Job 23:10 But he knoweth my way, and has tried me as gold that passeth through the fire)

(Zechariah 13:9 This third I will put into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, 'They are my people,' and they will say, 'The LORD is our God)

God tries us because we are of great value.  God would not let you go through fire and trying moments if you were like charcoal but you are like gold you can endure the heat and come out polished and more valuable and shinning for His glory 
Blessed Weekend, Masinga.