A Russian countess accepted the Lord Jesus as her Savior and was open about her testimony. The Tsar was displeased & threw her into prison.
After 24 hours with the lowest level of Russian society, in the most miserable conditions imaginable, he ordered her brought into his presence. He smiled sardonically & said, “Well, are you ready now to renounce your silly faith & come back to the pleasures of the court?”
To his surprise, the countess smiled serenely & said, “I have known more real joy & happiness in one day in prison with Jesus than I have known in a lifetime in the courts of the Tsar.”
She found out what was really the easy way.
Submitted by Dr. R. B. Ouellette (ministry127.com)
Ps 84:10 (GNT): “One day spent in your Temple is better than a thousand anywhere else; I would rather stand at the gate of the house of my God than live in the homes of the wicked.”
“If we do not have some knowledge by faith of the glory of Christ here and now, it means that we have no real desire for His presence in heaven.” - John Owen.