DAILY DISH: Sour Dough Suffering
Have you guessed that I have been feasting on the book of Colossians? Here is more from chapter one. I really want to know Paul’s secret.
24 Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church. 25 I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness— 26 the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people.
Like I said when I started this month of thankfulness that giving thanks is easy to do when things are going right, but things are not going alright for me and quite frankly it is hard to rejoice. I wish I could say that I have been rejoicing in my suffering, but that would not be truth. I almost feel like I am failing this test.
But thankfully I have a few really good friends who filled up in my flesh what I was still lacking in regards to Christ’s afflictions, and then I was able to get my eyes off of myself and my circumstances (at least for today). So I thank God for my friends who present to me the Word of God in its fullness and not try to tickle my ears just to make me feel better. It might taste sour for a minute but the truth sticks to the heart.
Until then, I am on a mission to find Paul’s secret to rejoicing in His suffering.