Well God gave me an idea that I can still do ministry, on what else, my blog!
On Wednesday, the worst day I had this week, God gave me this scripture and I finally decided to stand on it. (I can be kinda stubborn)
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have it's perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:2-4
Yeah, "count it all joy", being separated from my friends at church is really a reason to be joyful!!! Never to worship with them again, or so it seems to me. I cry like three times a day and just about every time I think about it. But God is faithful and he will give me the strength to endure it. Tomorrow I go back to my old church in Staunton. I will reunite with some friends there. I know they will be glad to see us. I just didn't have the bond at this church as I did with CC of VA.
If I read the rest of the verse in James it says count it all joy when you fall into various trials. (I'd say I'm in a trial.) knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. The "testing of your faith" well I suppose since I stepped up a level now I need to see how faithful I am. God told me to continue on remaining faithful to him. My friend Rhonda said to me, "new level, new devil" and I know how true that is turning out. Satan had to send one of his meaner demons but it isn't going to get me down!! I will stand on the promises and authority that God has given me and go on.
So if the testing of my faith produces patience I need to wait and see what God has up his sleeve now.
The rest of the verse says this, But let patience have it's perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. Perfect and complete, lacking nothing....
So I best practice some patience even though my will says "I wish patience would move a little faster!"
I know God will not fail me.