I read this quote recently: “Don’t pray for an easy life. Pray to be a strong person.”
Ouch!! Have you ever prayed something like”…and Lord, help tomorrow be an easy day with no temptations or struggles…” I have. Imagine praying the opposite!! Think about how strong we’d be as a Christian body, if we all purposed to pray for strength to do battle against evil, instead of a life of ease!
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Don’t be troubled. Believe in God, and believe in me. My Father’s house has many rooms. If that were not true, would I have told you that I’m going to prepare a place for you? If I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again. Then I will bring you into my presence so that you will be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”
Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going. So, how can we know the way?”
Jesus answered him, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one goes to the Father except through me.”
(^ Aren't these verses so peaceful!!)