If you desire to have God’s nature; to be transformed to His image and likeness, then there is a cross involved. Are you aware that many of your greatest lessons have come through tribulation, pain and struggle? God has the unique power to orchestrate His will, while allowing the natural order of life and history (the normal events of your life, including your free will) to occur to create a transformation within.
That’s the kind of God we serve. Can you humble yourself under God’s hand and accept the trials? The Old Testament is replete with God testing His people Israel. Paul and Barnabas exhorted the disciples in the New Testament and reminded them in Acts 14, “…that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.” The apostle Peter wrote: “…after you have suffered a while, He will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” The words of Scripture stand in stark contrast to the “life enhancement” message so prevalent today. Learn, with Mark Byers, how to embrace life’s struggles that, as God intended lead to triumphant victory.