No one get's through life without spending time in the 'Pressure Cooker"! Trials, Tribulations, and Testings are a part of every life. For the believer in Christ, this is no exception. However, with the Lord walking by your side, the "pressure" doesn't have to "cook" you, just conform you!
Do you feel like you are in life's pressure cooker? Do the trials seem overwhelming, and the test just too hard to pass? Here are some eight tips to help you endure the heat and emerge victorious!
1. REJOICE… in the attributes of Jesus
He’s so holy
He’s so glorious
He’s all knowing
He’s everywhere at all times
He’s marvelous and magnificent
He’s gracious and good
He’s loving and longsuffering
He’s tender and tender hearted
He’s the light of the world and the light of my life
He’s fully man and fully God
2. REQUEST… the mercy of Jesus
Thank God He doesn’t give us what we truly deserve
3. RELAX… in the sovereignty of Jesus
He has all things under control
4. REST… in the comforting hands of Jesus
There is truly no safer place you can be
5. REPENT… of the sins that drove Him to the cross
While you wait, change the direction in which you are walking and follow Him
6. RETURN TO YOUR FIRST LOVE… His name is Jesus Christ, your Savior
Don’t neglect the one who changed your life
7. RECAP …the highlights you’ve had with Jesus.
Write it down so you will never forget all of the great things He has done for you
8. REMEMBER…He’s immutable and will never change. “He will never leave or forsake you.” His promises will endure forever.
What God is ultimately trying to do as you go through your time of pressure, is to refocus your mind from the horizontal perspective, to the vertical reality. Jesus wants you to focus on Him by adjusting your thinking and vision towards godly thoughts and actions.
Paul reminded us of this when he told the Philippian believers these words. “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you
The Lord is with you in the pressure cooker!