In Acts 4, Peter and John are threatened by the religious leaders and forbidden to speak in the name of Jesus. Their response was, “We cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” (Acts 4:20) God has been working in my life with a loving but heavy hand the last few years, growing, refining, and I hope, purifying me. He is teaching this stubborn soul to seek him above all else, to love him above all others, and to submit all of myself to his good and sovereign will. I pray that by reading this you gain a greater sense of God’s glory and of how He works all things for our good.
To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified. (Isaiah 61:3)