We have all been to school and know how testing works. You get taught for a year and at the end of it you do several tests that check out your ability and progress. There is obviously a pass mark that you must make to be promoted to the next level. Many schools will not promote you or graduate you if you fail to meet the pass mark. So for those who where looking forward to graduating and going to the next level, the testing was an exciting time. They prepared, worked hard and got into their best frame of mind in order to pass the exam and go to the next level.
Every time your faith is tested simply remember that a promotion is not far off. That test comes to promote you to the next level. This means you should not only prepare to be tested but have the mentality that excitedly looks forward to whatever test and trial may come because you know that promotion is not far behind. You are being set up through that trial to go to the next level in your faith, capacity and life. Promotion is around the bend and if you can hold your ground in that trial, you will come through victorious and set up at your next level.
SCRIPTURE READING: James 1:2-4 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have [its] perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
DEVOTION PRAYER: Dear God, I count it all Joy when I fall into these various trial, for I know that these tests bring promotion in your glorious name, amen.