Chapter 3, Page 67

The great Apostle Peter tells us in 1 Peter 4:12, “Beloved, think it not strange concerning this fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you” (KJV). While The Bible does not say how long this fiery trial will last, I can tell you the trial sometimes worsens. You know it's bad when a fiery trial almost seems like the expectation for your life. My brother-in-law once told me, “If God told you the whole picture of why the things are happening to you maybe you wouldn't accept His plan. Kelly, if you knew you would experience these miscarriages all for the sole purpose, hypothetically speaking, of maybe three people getting saved, you probably would say, ‘No.’” Instantly, I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit. He went on to say, “If your dad got cancer so healthy people can realize how grateful they should be for having health to serve Him, you would probably say, ‘No,’ but we have to resolve to put God's plans before ours.” The way God chooses to do something or allows something in our life has to be greater than the desire to have what we want. When you signed up for Christianity, you signed up for fiery furnaces, lions’ dens, shipwrecks, and Red Sea experiences, but the good news is God delivered His people from them all. Remember this- trials bring God. The more trials, the more God. The greater the storm, the greater the plan and purpose.