November 12, 2001
”The goal of our instruction is love . . . .” (1 Timothy 1: 5)
Precious Disciple of Jesus Christ, the Daystar,
Have you ever wondered why God allows trials and tribulations in our lives? One reason is that trials and tribulations reveal our selfishness. In the light of the Holy Spirit’s cleansing fire, we discover motives and priorities based on our desires rather than on God’s desires.
When trials come, we look for ways out of them. We fail to realize, however, that those very trials are designed to transform our character into the character of Jesus Christ. This is God’s number one goal for us: to transform us into the image of His dear Son. What is that image? It is the image of Love.
So, when trials and tribulations come your way–as they surely will–remember that God is polishing your character and making you more and more like Jesus. He is transforming you into a person of great love.
Your sister in Christ,
Copyright 2001 by MaryAnn Diorio, PhD. All Rights Reserved.
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