Seize the Moment – Day 212

Every Crisis is an Opportunity!

2 Corinthians 6


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Thursday, October 15.


Every crisis is an opportunity! Do you believe that?


How are you responding to your circumstances?


Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 6:3-10, “We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love; by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.”


Are you willing to allow all things in your life to point to God’s grace?


It should not surprise us that hardship, persecution, and suffering are a part of the Christian life.  Even a cursory reading of Jesus’ words and the New Testament will testify to this reality. But contemporary teachings have minimized this reality, and that does not help the cause of Christ because it weakens the church.


The world is watching us and how we respond to the curve balls that are thrown at us as the people of God!


Remember, it is not our circumstances that testify to the grace of God; it is how we walk through those circumstances that testifies to the presence of God in us!


Seize the moment and use your circumstances for God’s glory! Remember, every crisis is an opportunity!


Have a wonderful day as you live in God’s amazing grace!

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