Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Greetings in Jesus Christ
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he[b] predestined us for adoption to sonship[c] through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.
Praise God for his word. What a blessing and comfort we have in Jesus to know that we are blessed in Christ. God has blessed us in the Heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. God has empowered us with everything we need to live holy and blameless. But when we face trials, often we end up questioning our self, God or complaining God. Recently my daughter(6 Years old) was sick with bad stomach pain. In pain, she questioned ” Why did this happen to me” and “What did i do wrong”. We all had situations when we questioned knowingly or unknowingly.
In James, it says “consider it pure Joy”
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
No matter what you face each day, knowing and remembering that God has blessed you and empowered you will put praise song in your mouth and give you an attitude of an overcomer in Christ Jesus
Remembering the Truths and Praise GOD
1. Know that you are empowered with every spiritual blessing in Christ
2. Trails produce perseverance and make us mature and complete
Questions to Ponder
1. Who and what we are in Christ?
2. Whats our attitude towards trials?
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.