But in the midst of the trials of this life we are called to be holy. "You are a chosen people, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you." (1 Peter 2:9)
"You sympathized with those who were in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property (gulp) because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions." (Hebrews 10:34)
Micah 6:8 tells us the Lord requires that we act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with Him.
We have been made to make history; you have been too. "We have been made to fulfill a destiny in our time and our place that no one else has been made for. We are to live our ordinary lives in the midst of God's extraordinary call." (Darrow Miller)
What a blessing and an honor to be vessels to be used by our Creator.