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thru the fire
Living for God is the best thing one could ever do. Christian living encompasses freedom and liberty from the curse of sin and shame. However, living for God isn’t always easy. It is not a cakewalk or a stroll along the sands of the beach. During your walk with God, you will face rejection, persecution, and sorrow, but the Bible tells us that he that endures to the end shall be saved.
Despite the rejection that we, as men and women of God, may face, we have the heart of God because God was rejected.
How was God rejected??!!
My fellow believers: The world doesn’t reject you; they reject God. When they ridicule your morals or mock your faith, it’s not you that they’re attacking; it’s God who they are attempting to diminish. God understands the weak, rejected, and feeble heart because he walked in the same shoes they are walking in.
We’ve heard the mandate: “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel.” We’ve been blessed and encouraged by reports worldwide about people being moved by God and compelled to partake in the Christian faith. We’ve felt the urge and conviction to be bold in our faith and principles, but at times, fear of rejection can hold us back. We don’t like the idea that we might be disliked or reviled. We must look beyond our reputation and ego and realize that God loves the rejected heart because a rejected
heart is the heart of God.
We will experience trouble, trials, and tribulations in the world, but we have peace in Christ. Our sufferings are the sufferings of Christ because Christ sympathized with his members when suffering for HIS sake.
We must remember that in the midst of our suffering, conflicts, and trials, we abound in the consolation, the comfort, and the edification of Christ. Sometimes we get so caught up in our burdens and our pain, and we get
so depressed over the fact that life is tough and that we’re having a difficult time through our trials and tribulations that we forget about that consolation.
We have consolation thru Calvary.
We have consolation thru the blood of Jesus.
I John 3:13 (KJV) states: “Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.”
-God loves the suffering heart
-God loves the persecuted heart
-God loves the rejected heart
Because the rejected heart is a heart like God
As we prepare to close out the tumultuous and turbulent year that is 2020, we must not be dismayed or disheartened because we are comforted by Emmanuel.
Yes, God is with us.
Demetrius Minor is a minister, author, and political commentator. He is a former radio talk show host and television personality. He is also a member of the Project 21 advisory board of black conservative leaders across the United States. He and his wife, Riesa, serve on the leadership staff at Tampa Life Church in Tampa, FL.