Last Friday, i went to my old home in Sta. Cruz, Manila. I found my old journal there. I will share my devotion dated November 18, 2005
Reading : Isaiah 28:23-29
Consider the farmer: He not only plows the ground, he keeps on breaking and harrowing the soil. When the surface is leveled, he would plant the seeds. Wait. Harvest. The same with the believers of Jesus. Hardships, Sufferings, they make us mature and strong. God will not give us things that we can’t bear. The farmer waits for the harvest so the believers of Jesus. We can be assured that we have a Wonderful in counsel and magnificent in Wisdom God. The things or circumstances we have right now are ways of God for us to be more dependent on Him. Serving God maybe hard. But one day, He will say, “Well done. My good and faithful servant!”
Hebrews 12:11 (New Living Translation)
Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004 by Tyndale Charitable Trust. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers.
11 No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.