Texting With Paul – Overcoming

Over the past few Thursday’s we’ve been traveling together  down a new fork along our shared path.

 It began with my introduction of the “21st Century Epistle ”, as I speculated about how the messages of the communiques edited together in the Bible might be disseminated if the Apostle Paul were here today.

Now on this edition of “Becoming Today”, I’ll continue to share my “Texting With Paul”.

As he often was, we find Paul doing time. Locked up for  crimes he did and did not commit, still he was never truly imprisoned. His spirit was high, and he focused on doing his work from inside.

Last week Paul’s message left me “Blinded By The Light” , as we chatted about his  encounters along “The Road to Damascus” you can read the full accounts in Acts 9, verses 1-9

Now this week, my imagination shifted me to discussing a topic I have lived over and over again. As I can truly testify about the opportunities and possibilities of overcoming.

Today’s conversation was based around a single verse, 1 Corinthians 10:13.

Commonly quoted as “God is faithful, He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear”, as I’ve been called to share from over the past few years I prefer The Passion Translation’s words:

“We all experience times of testing, which is normal for every human being. But God will be faithful to you. He will screen and filter the severity, nature, and timing of every test or trial you face so that you can bear it. And each test is an opportunity to trust him more, for along with every trial God has provided for you a way of escape that will bring you out of it victoriously.”

No matter which version speaks to you most, the concept is the same.

Trust. Believe. Receive.

God is always faithful to His promises, not just back then or someday in the future. He is able to deliver us all in our due season, maybe even right now.

Make sure you stop by again tomorrow, when we’ll again ask, ‘did she just say that?!?’ on our free form Friday edition of “Becoming Today”.

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