"Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him." (James 1:12) Love inspires faith! No one promises us an easy life. In one way or another, we (believers) will have temptations, challenges or trials. We will face & go through crisis situations. The question is whether it's good for us or not. We all build a security framework around us. It's like building a structure & feeling good about we created. However, when something goes wrong, when there is a crisis, it breaks the false sense of security. Why is this? God wants us to trust Him, and crisis helps us to grow up, to mature through the difficulty. The pressures we experience helps us to lean on God, to be open to the changes He wants to bring to our lives. Without crisis we could not grow; we would become stagnant & weak. These seasons of trials, temptations & tribulation can be more than difficult, they can be pure torture! The reason is that they require us to change, and man's nature resists change! However, our breakthroughs come only when we do. We must remember that God gives us the strength we need! He wants us out of our place of security...our comfort zone. To accomplish this, we must change our thought patterns. This is uncomfortable because we think we know everything, when in reality we don't! He wants us to trust and learn to lean on Him! I believe communion changes us from the inside out...So take communion daily, or more often if necessary!
In John 6:48-51 it reads in The Passion , "I AM the true Bread of Life. Your ancestors ate manna in the desert and died. But standing here before you is the true Bread that comes out of heaven, and when you eat this Bread you will never die. I alone am this living Bread that has come to you from heaven. Eat this Bread and you will live forever. The living Bread I give is my body, which I will offer as a sacrifice so that all may live." There is a difference between eternal life and living forever. The only reason I would die is if there is a record of sin in my DNA. I do not need to die, none of us do. But we need to undergo transformation by applying the body and blood of Jesus. The body and blood of Jesus carry the record of the DNA of God. We can age and die, or we can take the body and blood of Jesus within ourselves, and live forever!. Jesus says in John 6:58, "I am not like the bread your ancestors ate and later died. I am the living Bread that comes from heaven.