Without affliction, we often don’t change our direction. As David wrote, “Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey Your word” (Psalm 119:67). In other words, God will allow an affliction to grace our lives to move us closer to His life.
"Hi Matt, Thanks for speaking at our Methodist Church in Collingswood this past Sunday. You are definitely showing God's light in this fallen world. Don't lose your passion for the message you bring especially to the young people. This world needs many more like you who are willing to be the "thermostat." God Bless you always!"