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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: RESULT




Setting my timer for five minutes, and . . . GO. 


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the choices that we make, and how sometimes we can see the impact of those decisions, and other times there is a ripple effect that spans far beyond what we will ever know — for better or worse.

Sometimes we have an idea of the outcome of our choices, and other times, we have no idea how our action may have affected another person (or countless people).

In many ways this leaves me feeling quite small, realizing that the God of Heaven and Earth is the only One who truly has any knowledge or comprehension of the big picture.

In other ways, I realize the power that I possess in my ability to make a choice — with a single sentence, I could break a whole person, a family, a home.

My thoughts grow to issues too big for me to fathom, and then the Lord brings this to mind, a passage I sought to memorize more than a decade ago with a dear friend in South Africa:

“In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.” ~ 1 Peter 1:6-7 (emphasis added)

Did you catch that? God is saying that our trials have come so that our faith may result in praise, glory, and honor.

Well then.

That’s all I have to say about that.




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