Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Simply Heart and Soul: Growing Spiritually Fit Through Trials

Faith

Weary?  Troubled?  Rejoice! 

This is a time that you can make great strides in spiritual growth. 

This is a time that your witness can be the strongest by demonstrating to those around you the peace of Christ that “surpasses all understanding.”

This is a time that you can exercise and boost your faith as you put it to action.

This is a time to increase your awareness of our dependency on the Lord.

And most importantly, this is a time that you can discover a deeper relationship with your Heavenly Father.  Draw near to Him and let Him envelop you in is loving arms as He guides you through your situation. 

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

“God knows that soldiers are to be made only in battle; they are not to be grown in peaceful times.”  Charles Spurgeon

“The dark moments of our life will last only so long as necessary for God to accomplish His purpose in us.”  Dr. Charles Stanley

15 comments:

a little of me said...

amen friend...thank you soo much for sharing..this nice post...and for sharing on my blog...loves soraya

Mrs.T said...

This is wonderfully encouraging, Mrs. Smith, and so true! We have been through many dark moments in recent years and God has proved Himself so faithful. It is such a blessing to remember that He has a purpose in our trials and that He is in them with us. Thanks so much for sharing this.

Joan said...

This is so true. I believe some of our greatest spiritual growth comes through trials.

Visiting from Tracy's blog.

Blessings,
Joan

Tracy said...

Mrs Smith - this is awesome! Short, sweet and to the point. AND I so needed to hear this! Thanks for linking up and I look forward to seeing you there again next week. Also, thank you for your encouraging words on my blog. They mean so much to me :)
God bless
Tracy

JES said...

Beautiful words and very encouraging!

Pam said...

Amen! This has absolutely been so very true in my life. Thank you for sharing this wisdom Mrs. Smith.

Tereasa said...

Great reminder! It can be difficult, but it is true. Hard times are refining times!

Linda Young said...

So true! Thank you for the reminder! I love that hymn, "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus".
Blessings! Linda

a little of me said...

im hosting a tuesday's bloghop...please feel free to share your devotional cooking recepee craft any memory something the lord has done in your life im sure you have many...thank you very much if you join...blessed others ...have a very nice tuesday..

Tesha said...

Great post, I really need to read this as I am in a difficult trail. I appreciate your post. Your blog is really beautiful!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

I needed to hear this today Mrs. Smith. Thanks so much for sharing these words today, the quotes, and graphics. I love the words of that hymn - Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus. Perfect!! ~ Abby

Shari said...

I'm visiting your blog for the first time today from Tracy's blog. I love the look of you blog! Where did you get all of the wonderful clip art from? I loved your post. So encouraging!

Mrs. Smith said...

Shari,
I am so glad to meet you! The clip art was a background picture that I found from Google images, but I couldn't find the actual source. So my son edited HTML to get it to work as my background. That is where my daughter took over, photo editing a few things and making a matching banner. I am honored that you like it!

What Joy Is Mine said...

Mrs. Smith...what encouragement! Trials really do call us to depend on God. Thank you for the great post and for sharing at WJIM.

Anne said...

So glad I came across your beautiful site, Mrs. Smith. You are truly inspiring and this particular post on "Growing Spiritually Fit Through Trials" seemed to be meant just for me! I will be back often for a visit. God bless you.
Anne

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