Posts Tagged ‘gold’

Word of Encouragement-Gold

September 16th, 2021 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Word of Encouragement is Gold.

This precious metal is used to make coins and jewelry and is highly valued. Olympians strive to win the gold medal which represents first place in a particular event.

First Peter 1:7 talks about our genuine faith as having greater worth than gold.

A genuine faith often is refined through all kinds of trials, and will result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed

Job was a man of God who suffered greatly. In the midst of his harsh trials, he acknowledged that when the Lord tested him he would come forth as gold.

God can use trials to refine our faith so that we become a shining reflection of His image.

Find encouragement in the value of faith to have greater worth than gold in the Year of Endurance.

John Shirk

Daily Challenge-Look for God in His Word

April 28th, 2021 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Endurance, today’s Daily Challenge motivates us to look for the evidence of God in the value of His Word.

The Bible is a unique book, inspired by God, and written by different authors in different time periods. His wisdom in those words offers greater value than the riches of the world.

David wrote in Psalm 19:7, “The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.” Verse 10 adds, “They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold.”

If we take the message of the Bible to heart, it will be good news for our soul that leads us to follow Jesus. He will be our source of joy.

Take the daily challenge to look for the evidence of God in the wisdom of His Word on the journey of faith.

John Shirk

Lesson Of Faith-Perseverance of Job

September 3rd, 2013 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today, WJTL remembers the perseverance of Job.

James 5:11 says, “As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.”

The story of Job is one of human tragedy and godly triumph. Here was a man who lost practically everything. Yet, he did not give up on God even though he suffered much pain without knowing why he was going down this road of human suffering.

One of his statements gives us insight into what God can do through our moments of hardship.  Job said, “He knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.”

Just as God took Job’s faith through the refinement process in the midst of his troubles, He can also use trials to purify us. First Peter 1:6 says, “In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith-of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire-may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.”

The perseverance of Job is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk

Britt Nicole “Gold” Prize Pack

March 4th, 2013 32 comments

This week’s Feedback Giveback prize is a Britt Nicole “Gold” prize pack!  It includes her new song on CD, a button and wristband plus a cinch bag and autographed framed card with song lyrics!  Just comment on our blogs this week and you’ll automatically be entered to win!


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