As the world grows darker and darker, I see with more clarity, just how blessed I am. For example, I’m allowed to read my Bible, pray, tell others about Jesus; thankfully, I can still preach and teach and even blog about the written Word. But, with my rights being taken away, more and more – each day; and having read the book (Bible), therefore, studying to show myself approved unto God; I can see there is coming a time this will not be allowed. It has been said, that there are more Christian martyrs today than there were in 100 AD, in the days of the Roman Empire. With what we see and hear, we cannot in good conscious doubt this. This should bring our knees down and arms up with hearts of thanksgiving, giving praise to the Father for what He has given us…These precious things.
Dear Father, thank you for being with those who are in jail for your name sake. Thank you that you are with those that have gone on (martyred) to be with you. Holy Spirit, as lukewarmness fills our churches and darkness is overtaking our nation, please help me, empower me, give me a peace that passes all understanding, courage to do the Father’s will. Right now, I am seeing Jesus, in the garden, praying. I know what all He prayed, but the only words that are ringing in my ears, are these “not my will – but thine will be done.”
Be blessed in Jesus’ name.