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  1. Dwell more on the whole question of suffering and how God can use it. How do we deal with situations in which nothing good appears to have come from suffering?

    “Count it all joy… knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience… “(James 1:2-3)

    Meditate on the idea of Christ being formed in us. What does this mean in practical terms? How can we know that this is happening to us? How do we keep from being discouraged if it’s not happening as quickly as we think it should?

    Christ being formed in us = Transformation.
    In practical terms when our lives are transformed, we may not even know it. As a matter of fact, that’s when we tend to mostly feel our inadequacy and much more need for Christ. Other “on-lookers” however, may notice the change and even admire our experiences.

    If the transformation we desire does not happen as quickly as we think, we ought to keep on trusting that, He who has begun the good work in us will be faithful to finish it.


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