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We Do Not Walk Alone!

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.

photo on 6-11-19 at 10.52 amHave you ever been in a tough place because of your faith? A place where the enemy was out to get you? A place where those around you were beating on you – seemingly from all angles? A place where there seemed to be no way to safety? I would imagine we have all faced such times. We recently talked about witnessing our faith in our Bible studies and when we do so in an unsaved world – we will come under attack. Remember the words from yesterday’s devotion and from our Lord – John 15:18 – If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.

When I think of being attacked for my faith I think of the stories in the Bible of Daniel and of Shadrach – Meshach and Abednego. Daniel was thrown into a Lion’s den – a den filled with very hungry lions! The three boys were thrown into a fiery furnace – so hot that the heat killed those taking them to the furnace. Each time it was because they were being faithful to God and wouldn’t disobey Him. Each time God delivered them – or as Paul writes – stood at my side and gave me strength. Continue reading

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God Is By Our Side

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.

RevRayHave you ever been in a tough place because of your faith?  A place where the enemy was out to get you?  A place where those around you were beating on you – seemingly from all angles?  A place where there seemed to be no way to safety?  I would imagine we have all faced such times.  We recently talked about witnessing our faith and when we do so in an unsaved world – we will come under attack.  Remember the words of our Lord – John 15:18 – If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.

When I think of being attacked for my faith I think of the stories in the Bible of Daniel and of Shadrach – Meshach and Abednego.  Daniel was thrown into a Lion’s den – a den filled with very hungry lions!  The three boys were thrown into a fiery furnace – so hot that the heat killed those taking them to the furnace.  Each time it was because they were being faithful to God and wouldn’t disobey Him.  Each time God delivered them – our as Paul writes – stood at my side and gave me strength. Continue reading

July 16, 2013 Posted by | Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, From the Pastor, Theology | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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