Tea Bag Heart

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Just as hot water reveals the flavor of tea, so trials often reveal what's really in the heart.

2 Corinthians 2:12-13

"Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened to me by the Lord, I had no rest in my spirit, because I did not find Titus my brother; but taking my leave of them, I departed for Macedonia."
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Often, when we minister to others, we will find ourselves put to the test. Certainly Paul experienced this as he traveled place to place sharing the Gospel. What's important about those times of trial is that it usually exposes the reality of our hearts.

How do we know what flavor of tea is in a bag? We pour hot water on it to find out. So it is with our lives. God knows what sins or attitudes dwell inside our hearts, but often times, we don't until we are backed up against a wall. Not only does it reveal our own heart, but trials can also show who our true friends are. If all these things are true, why do we run from trials? Instead, let's endure them with watchful eyes looking for areas in need of God's supernatural changing power. As we do, we will continue to be shaped more and more into the image of Jesus.

Life Lesson: Trials often reveal in life and relationships what's really in the heart.

Dear God, 
Thank You for trials in life. While it may be hard to say that in the middle of suffering, I am thankful that You use those times to help me. Give me eyes to see the truth of my heart's condition and the wisdom and strength to apply Your Word to those areas. In Jesus' name, Amen.

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