"It is good for me that I was afficted,
That I may learn Your statutes.
The law of Your mouth is better to me
Than thousands of gold and silver pieces."
Psalm 119: 71-72
Lord, the understanding of Your law and Your ways are precious to us. To know You and to be led by You, to have Your life lived out of us, that is more valuable to us than tens of thousands of gold and silver pieces. No amount of money can replace the treasure of knowing You personally and intimately, of hearing those personal Words of guidance and encouragement from You. We're learning, Lord, to appreciate the afflictions, the pains and the sufferings that we encounter through our life's journey, that in them we may grow to know and depend on You more, that through them we may be strengthened through Your Word and Your Spirit. We thank You that through them we are becoming more than conquerors, we are truly becoming victorious. We thank You that through our afflictions we learn to dig deep into our spiritman, we learn to draw and put a demand upon the anointing, the true life source of Christ hidden within us, and we come out conquerors, victorious and overcomers to this world and to it's demands and challenges. We thank You, Lord, that through our afflictions the life of Christ in us is magnified and You are glorified.
So, Lord, we rejoice and give thanks for all that we go through, knowing that the testing of our faith produces endurance and patience, and we let this patience and endurance have it's perfect work that we will be perfect and complete and lacking in nothing. We want to be perfected in You, Jesus, for You are the TRUE Conqueror. You conquerered death, hell and the grave. There is NOTHING that You cannot accomplish through us as we yield and give all to You. Amen and amen