Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Today Reminder - 25 April 2012 (Persecution)

My prayer for you for today is that you will remain dedicated to the Lord through all your persecutions and that through this you will grow stronger in your relationship with the Lord, in Jesus name.

2 Thessalonians 1:5-8
And God will use this persecution to show his justice and to make you worthy of his Kingdom, for which you are suffering. In his justice he will pay back those who persecute you.
And God will provide rest for you who are being persecuted and also for us when the Lord Jesus appears from heaven. He will come with his mighty angels in flaming fire, bringing judgment on those who don't know God and on those who refuse to obey the Good News of our Lord Jesus.

Persecution. Every day we are victimized by a relentless enemy and he will use everything in his power to break you and make you lose hope. It is in our safe places where he will always try to create the most destruction. I find that at my work I am constantly challenged by waves of attacks on everything and in every area. It is as if the enemy wants you to doubt yourself and to make you think that you are worthless and not good enough. Once he gets a foothold or even a slightest inclination that your mood changed and you feel miserable, he will come with waves and waves of attacks putting all kinds of demoting thoughts in your head, making you feel more and more worthless. It is in these persecutions that we must remain steadfast and faithful to God. God will show His justice in these persecutions when He destroys the enemy, but He also uses these persecutions to make us stronger and to help us rise in our faith. 

My dear friend, don’t give up and don’t let the enemy bring separation between you and the Lord but instead of misery, let these persecutions make you stronger and bring you closer to God. Take your worries to Him and let Him fill you with His peace, love and strength.

And God will provide rest for you who are being persecuted and also for us when the Lord Jesus appears from heaven. He will come with his mighty angels in flaming fire, bringing judgment on those who don't know God and on those who refuse to obey the Good News of our Lord Jesus.

Have an awesome glory to God day!

Cheers