Hello my friends, as I was reviewing past posts, I felt compelled to repost this one from earlier this year, I pray it will encourage someone. Love, Beverly
April 7, 2016
My dear friends,
I was reading in an old favorite book today, “Overcomers”, by Richard Wurmbrand.
If you are not familiar with Richard Wurmbrand, he pastored an underground church during the Nazi and then the Communist invasion of Romania. He was imprisoned for 14 years. His biography, “Tortured For Christ” is a must read. The love from Jesus that he walked in transformed many lives. I read this passage today:
“Can we become masters of a joy that persists even in the midst of terrible suffering?”
After reading this today I wrote the following letter to a young wife I know, she is weary and suffering in a difficult marriage.
“I felt the Lord talking to me today about you.
To encourage you to be calm. To be noble. To do everything in love.
He is guiding you to a life of great joy in the midst of your sufferings.
Hold this close to your heart.
He knows of loving when love is not retuned.
He will guide you my dear…to love.
There is nothing higher”
I pray for us, that as we walk through our days we will see clearly that our lives were created for one purpose, and that is to know our God, to truly know Him and to know His love; that we may thus be compelled to live out lives of love,love for Him and for others.
Any other pursuit or vision or agenda will lead us to wandering.
I have all confidence and great thankfulness that the Holy Spirit of Jesus will lead us in this, He is such a good Shepherd.
With much affection, Beverly