“Christ will have no one deluded into thinking that He calls believers to a life free from conflict” John MacArthur
I do not know about you, but from my experience, it always comes with no warning at the worst time.
It also many times comes the worst from those closest to me and that is when it is the most intense.
Although conflict happens to everyone, when it come to a Christian it comes because we are succeeding in Christ’s duty and Satan is doing his best to destroy both our duty and our Christian life.
A disciple is not above his teacher… If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household” Matthew 10: 24–25
Now today they are not likely to call us Satan, they are more likely to call us insane, stupid or discriminating.
To choose to be honest at work or school they will laugh at us and call us insane and losers because we refuse to cheat.
To choose to go to a Bible study after school or work instead of going to watch a sports game and get drunk they will mockingly call us stupid.
Taking a Christ centered stand against homosexuality and saying no Jesus does not say this is okay and He will still allow you into Heaven but rather He condemns you to Hell they will say you are discriminating and intolerable of others rights.
When you feel the intense pressure because you refuse to compromise your Christian life, remember Jesus has already been there. So take it to Him in prayer and He will comfort and strengthen you.
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Shalom (God of our Peace) for enveloping me in Your beautiful peace when I am in the midst of Satan and his demonic minions attacks. Thank you Jesus that You have already been there so You understand. I give thanks in the name of the greatest comforter and encourager Jesus Christ Amen
May the sweet sunshine of Jesus' precious love bless you today and every day.
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