Saturday, February 14, 2009

Think it not strange....

On a day that supposed to be filled with love, I can't help but to be reminded of a verse that speaks of a lack of love in relation to this current world: John 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

I want to encourage you, that if you have those types of issues in your life, that you are loved by God! You are chosen, out of the world, by Him!

Now the strife you are facing may not come directly as a confrontation on your Christianity, but there may yet be a 'hatred' or 'strong dislike'. Again, think it not strange! See here:
1 Pet 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:1 Pet 4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

Did you notice that very first word in those verses? Be-loved!?!??!!!!
You are loved!!!
Now, the rest of the verse: Rejoice! You will be made glad when his glory is revealed!
Take heart, and wait...2 Th 3:5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.
If you have His have all you need!
Rom. 8:39 Says that nothing can separate you from His love!
2 Cor 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

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