Monday, April 9, 2007

Romans 5

Romans 5: 1-5 says this: "Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy spirit who has been given to us".

Sometimes it can be very hard to be content when we are going through trials and tribulations, even if it is a small one. This scripture contradicts any discouragement we might have while facing trials. God's love is greater than we know. There has been a few trials that I have had to go through in my life. They weren't life changing or anything, but still enough to make me discontent. I often struggle with relying on myself too much and not enough on God. I'm more focused on convincing myself it will be over soon rather than glorifying God in my trials. I would encourage everybody to look to the cross every second of every day, because it says it all. That is what our lives are should revolve around. Christ's death was the ultimate suffering, greater than any suffering we will ever experience.

I was listening to a message by Eric Simmons today that was from Luke 11: 1-13. He was speaking about the topic of prayer. Most often, we don't realize what an amazing gift that prayer is. We are given the ability to communicate with the most high God, OUR CREATOR! Eric Simmons was talking about how we must pray with eagerness, and keep on praying. God says "Ask and You Shall receive." God desires to give us good gifts because He loves us. We just have to keep asking. -Adam Morgan-


ryan said...

Sweet post Adam. That was a great message on Prayer by Eric Simmons. I am always convicted by how I neglect such a wonderful gift like prayer. How amazing it is to know that even in our sufferings we can go to our Savior and ask for His Grace, Mercy, Strength and Comfort, and the same God who suffered for our salvation is the giver of all good things.

amber said...

Woo hoo! Adam joined our blogging crew!

kyle said...

Wow Adam. Totally awesome that you have begun your career as an official blogger. Excellent first post on trials and prayer. It is very easy to take prayer for granted or fail to understand its power. Thank you for this gracious reminder. Keep it up!