Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
We must stand tall with the Lord by our side. It will not always be the most popular stance and some of the time we will feel isolated and alone in our standards of living. We can not falter in what is true! In the name of being “politically correct” there will be sacrifice in the word of God. Why should those that don’t strive to walk their walk with God have the most say and usually in an hate filled way when we have the truth of God empowering us to stand firm and be bold? There is no need to coward down. With the Spirit dwelling in us, we don’t aren’t hate filled and we speak His truth and hold firm to His ways. Love for the people in this world should be our motivator and eternity in heaven next to the Lord our goal!
Lord I thank you for giving me the truth! I thank You for giving me the word to show me how to handle any circumstance that comes my way and do it with love. There has been and will continue to be those that are not living for you and will test my strength and bring anger to the top but I will be able to draw from You. You will give me the wisdom that I need to show them that You alone are almighty and regardless of the persecution that I receive, I will not crumble to my knees. I ask You to hold tight to my family and friends. I pray they will stand tall for You. Thank You Lord for being our strength! Amen!