Are Trials Really Pure Joy?

       It seems that 2015 is going to be one of those years where my wife and I are going to be Molded and Transformed.  If the first part of 2015 is any sign of what is to come – Then as my friend Ryan has stated at times.   “We must being doing something really right if the enemy has chosen us.”     This saying is so true if we look at it – we should be blessed to know that the enemy has chosen us for some extra Trials because our walk with Christ must be a good one.
      Now comes the Big Question:   Do I really want to be the one he has Chosen and Why ME?    The Scripture below portrays our Trials the best:
James 1: 2-4:  2. Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.…Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
          As you can see – this is one of the best ways for us to be transformed and grow.  If we are to be Strong and persevere – then we must go through some tough times to become the person Christ would have us be….   “It takes some Molding to get us where we need to be”.   When we have endured the Trial and made it through – Our Faith –Hope – Relationship with Christ will be enhanced to a different level. 
 One thing we must remember as we are going through the Trial – is:

Philippians 4:13      I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.

We are not alone – there is someone alongside of us all the way and he can even carry us if it is needed.  Our Strength must come through HIM…  
 I have several Friends who are looking at 2015 in the same way…  this looks like a year of growth because of circumstances that have been happening in their lives. 

Is it happening in yours?

 So as 2015 goes forward and you encounter those Trials – remember the scriptures above. 

Consider it pure joy to know that you must be doing something extremely right if the enemy has chosen you.

You are not alone and you will endure and be successful.