The Chronicles of The Best They Ever Had

Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. -Acts 2:43-47

Wednesday, February 02, 2005


Here is an exerpt from my devotional that i thought was AWESOME!!!

huge wave that would frighten an ordinary swimmer produce a tremendous thrill for the surfer who has ridden them. The things we try to avoid and fight against - tribulation, suffering, and persecution - are the very things that produce abundance joy in us. "We are more than conquerors through him" "in all these things"; not in spite of them, but in the midst of them. A saint doesn't know the joy of the lord in spite of tribulation, but because of it! Paul said "I am exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation" I THOUGHT THIS WAS AWESOME - THROUGH ALL SMILE, AND LIVE WITH JOY!!!

Things are going great! love ya! Petra


At 2/03/2005 10:56 AM, Blogger livetoshine said...

Petra I love you...just thought I'd say that...

It's crazy that you bring this up...actually its crazy how God works because every spiritual conversation I have had within the past two weeks has somehow been related to something I have just been talking to someone about or something like that...It's all connected...and my friend Rique and I were talking about joy and suffering the other night.

Its something that i know i really struggled with first semester this year. While there weren't the typically college kid stumbling blocks or some big devastating event that was throwing my world for a loop, but as most of you know, i just felt like i was in such a weird place with God and it was such a trial, but now I am filled with such such such and AMAZING joy and thirst for God and he has blessed that time of hardship in so many ways.

ahh he's so amazing.



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