Good Morning! How’s your Wednesday going so far? Mines been pretty good so far. I didn’t have to work early this morning, which is always an added bonus:) Anyways, hopefully you are noticing some changes around the blog this morning. I know, I know, it looks pretty primitive right now, but it’s getting there. I didn’t want to take a long break from posting to give the blog a facelift, so you’ll just have to bear with me as I make the changes [as quickly as possible]. So far, I’ve switched from blogger over to wordpress, but am still working on the cosmetic details:) I promise it’s gonna look awesome when it’s done! [Side note—please let me know if there is anything you can’t see, or if you find links that don’t work, etc., etc. As previously stated, I am not the best with technology. More of a work in progress…so yeah, just let me know if you see any glitches on your end.]
Anywho, this morning I was reading in Matthew about Jesus being tempted in the wilderness by Satan. I’ve read this passage before, and I believe I’ve blogged about it, but something stuck out to be today—the sequence of events. Isn’t it interesting that first Jesus was baptized, then the Holy Spirit led him into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil [after 40 days of fasting], and finally, after resisting temptation, Jesus then began his ministry on earth? I don’t believe the order of these events was random, or even coincidental. I believe God had a specific purpose behind the way those critical events unfolded.
You see, sometimes God allows us to go through really tough things right before he is about to do something big in our lives. Not because he wants to make us suffer, but because he wants to make us stronger. He refines us through fire in order to prepare us for our destiny. Jesus’s destiny was to have the largest ministry ever seen on earth. But, even Jesus went through the fire so to speak before God allowed him to begin his full time ministry. Are you going through a difficult season in your life? Maybe it’s financial hardship, sickness, or even a season of intense temptation of some sort. Don’t give up! God is preparing your for something big—your destiny in him.
Well, I’m off. Thanks so much for your patience as I attempt to figure out this confusing world of technology. God Bless:)