Suffering- Old school

Written in February 7 2008:

Ok so i was reading recently in the book of Philippians, and this is what i got out of it!

Phillipians 1:29-30

For you have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ but also the privilege of suffering for him.  We are in this struggle together. You have seen my struggle in the past, and you know that I am still in the midst of it.

No way Suffering a privilege??

What does this mean, and how is suffering a privelege?

So i’ve come down to this conclusion. Suffering is a privelege because it sets you to be LIKE CHRIST. It is a privilege because in your weakness Christ is stronger. God gets to show you how amazing he is, at times when he’s showing you how small we ALL are. So when we suffer it’s a privilege, because it means that God loves you, and is showing you his AMAZING POWER! He is showing you that you MUST depend on him, and that he still loves you, and is ready to take you to the next level in your walk with him!

Suffering is also a privilege because when you stand for your FAITH! When you stand for what is right, God loves it! If your suffering because of your faith, or because your standing for what is right! Than Rejoice, for your rewards will be MUCH greater than any amount of suffering…..

….Just think people are dying, being tortured, and brutalized, because of their FAITH! So rejoice in your suffering For God Almighty Loves YOU!!!

**Holy Spirit inspired, and this still speaks to me =]**