Oh Lord, I pray that our faith will grow each and every day, as we seek You in prayer and Bible study. May Your teachings and counsel for our lives flow deep inside our hearts, that we may walk in Your ways. Help us understand the importance of enduring persecution and temptation. I know how hard it can be when we are afflicted by sin and by wicked people, but I know that we can endure such trials and tribulations with Your hand in our lives. You give me peace in these moments and I am made strong. Surely, You can do the same for anyone that calls upon Your Name. Even when Satan wants me to back down, You give me more boldness to carry on. It is truly Your love that carries me and others in these hard times. If anyone is blessed through my encounters, it is by the Holy Spirit that they are convicted. I love You Lord and I love my neighbor. It is truly a blessing to show Your kindness to the world we live in. May Your light shine through me and others, as we go out and proclaim Your great Name to everyone we meet. I want more people to come unto You, Jesus and be saved. I love You, Lord. Amen.
1 Corinthians 16:15,16 (KJV)
15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)
16 That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.
As disciples of Christ we endure persecution, stand firm in the faith, fellowship with those in the faith, and are God's witness.
We have learned the importance of enduring persecution and temptation. That our love will extend towards others in the faith and outside the faith through evangelism. Continue Reading