AUGUST 20, 2013 – A TIME OF TESTING – Have you ever felt like you have been put through a test? So you should! Life is full of testing – Whether it’s mental, physical, or spiritual test. Someone once told me, “God would never test us.” Scripture shows us much differently. God does test us. Take a look: John 6:5-6 Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?” But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do.(NKJ) The Lord does not put me through a test in order for Him to find out what I will do. The Lord puts me through a test in order for me to find out what I will do. God is omniscient; He already knows what I am going to do! I, on the other hand, may think I know what I will do in a certain situation, but until I am actually put into that situation, I really don’t know. Eight years ago I was told, “We need to run some test to rule out Lou Garretts Disease.” I learned real fast where I was spiritually. I believe God tested me – tested my faith. In my eyes, it seemed that I failed that test, but in God’s eyes I did not fail it at all. He used that time of testing in my life to build my faith – to show me who I really was and to show me who He really is! Realize – It’s just a test! And you are an A+ to JESUS! Give Him the pencil; He will pass the test for you!