Acts chapter 16 is a powerful lesson in faith. We see Paul and Silas stripped, severely beaten, and thrown into prison. But here’s the interesting part in all this: verse 25 tells us that around midnight, Paul and Silas were singing hymns and praying to God.
I stop at that verse in absolute awe of those men, and I realize they had something wonderful that the other prisoners didn’t. They knew there was more to this life than the pain they were facing. They had faith.
Faith tells us that that eternal glory outweighs our momentary affliction by far. It reminds us that we have a home beyond the scope of this world, and points us straight to the salvation of God. Faith tells us to take our eyes off our problems today and to focus on the hope set before us.
My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world. – Billy Graham
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Read Acts Chapter 16 to get a bigger picture of Paul and Silas’ faith and the effect it had on those around them.
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. – 2 Corinthians 4:17-18, NIV
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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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