Morning Coffee 9/26/14 Go Against The Grain
“So then, since Christ suffered physical pain, you must arm yourselves with the same attitude he had, and be ready to suffer, too. For if you have suffered physically for Christ, you have finished with sin. You won’t spend the rest of your lives chasing your own desires, but you will be anxious to do the will of God. You have had enough in the past of the evil things that godless people enjoy—their immorality and lust, their feasting and drunkenness and wild parties, and their terrible worship of idols. Of course, your former friends are surprised when you no longer plunge into the flood of wild and destructive things they do. So they slander you. But remember that they will have to face God, who stands ready to judge everyone, both the living and the dead.” (1 Peter 4:1-5 NLT)
This scripture encourages me to keep perusing God. Just as I mentioned in the Christ understands our suffering devotion, Christ suffered for us. So we being followers of Christ will endure suffering too. We may lose some close friends that we used to hang with, they may not like the change God is making in you they may become your enemy. But that is ok keep going against the grain; you are on the right track let God deal with them. Be ready for the ridicule it will come sooner or later. Set your heart and mind on God, as the above scripture says “So then, since Christ suffered physical pain, you must arm yourselves with the same attitude he had, and be ready to suffer, too. For if you have suffered physically for Christ, you have finished with sin. You won’t spend the rest of your lives chasing your own desires, but you will be anxious to do the will of God.” (1 Peter 4:1-2 NLT)
My brother, my sister, God has already done an awesome work in your life. It does not matter if you given your life to Christ two minutes (if you have welcome to the family) ago or twelve years ago. God is changing you; He is processing you into his masterpiece. So again I say to you go against the grain of the world and follow in the example that Christ set for us.
Much Love & God Bless
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Song to Listen to: Word Of God Speak (Prayer Instrumental) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plGE_5qorRQ