“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” - Matthew 5:11,12
TODAY, take 5 minutes and rehearse in your mind the times that you have been insulted, persecuted or slandered because of Jesus in your life. This could include being slighted at work, in your family or among your friends for ANY stand you have taken due to conscience sake.
Then, take 5 minutes and write out a list of names and/or situations when this has happened on a sheet of paper or in a document.
Now, take 5 minutes, maybe turn on some happy music and FORCE YOURSELF to REJOICE and BE EXCEEDINGLY GLAD over that situation. Smile, dance, laugh, thank and praise God that you have an eternal reward for enduring that time of difficulty.
CONGRATULATIONS! You DID the Word of God today! Your foundation (what you DO with the words of Jesus) just got a little bit more SOLID & SECURE. Just imagine where you'll be 50 days from now!
Felt good, didn't it? Tell us how that felt in the comments section. Get ready to share your experiences here and we'll build a community of accountability and encouragement.