There Is a Purpose in Every Trial

Stephen Paul

READ : 1 Peter 4:12-16 Life becomes wonderful when we see that God has a purpose in everything he permits to come into our lives. When he says “no” to our prayers, that too is an answer that comes from a heart of perfect love. “‘I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for your welfare and not calamity, to give you a future and a hope’” (Jeremiah 29:11). One reason why God has permitted …

Becoming God's Friend

Stephen Paul

READ : Genesis 12:1-9 Friendship requires that one sacrifice his own interest, life style and even future prospects to come closer to another person. Becoming a good friend is not easy when we think of life as we know it. The characteristics for becoming a friend of God are identical. This principle is exemplified in the life of Abraham. Within a period of forty years God appeared to Abraham ten times. At every appearance he revealed a new secret and …