Faith untried may be true faith, but it is sure to be little faith, and it is likely to remain dwarfish so long as it is without trials. (Spurgeon)
I have been walking with Christ more than 20 years now. Sometimes people want to believe that the more experienced you get, the easier it is to overcome trials and difficulties of life. Some even want to believe that you have less trials, the more you walk with Christ.
Paul's life is the example of the opposite. But what matters is how we react to trials and testings. Are we going to be shaken? Are we going to fall, crawl away and hide? Are we going to become ineffective?
Paul reacted: "But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God." (Acts 20:24)
As the past year was tough for us, we are striving to not allow anything move us, but draw us closer to Jesus and make us stronger. There's a fight to engage in. There's a race to finish.
We haven't sent out newsletters in a while. But we know that you still remember us in prayers. We appreciate it so very much.
Let me share about two main things that you could pray about.