"Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people." -Ephesians 6:7
This scripture covers a lot. Including what we've heard growing up; 'Turn the other cheek'. Today this is hard to do with all that's going on in the world. But remember, we are fighting the 'good' fight! A fight from victory because the battle has already been won. Thank you Jesus!
As much as your flesh attempts to pull you away from the 'fruits', (Galatians 5:22), you must allow the Spirit to guide your peace.
That means you have to:
Work, live, act, respond, love, speak, give and bless enthusiastically as if you are doing EVERYTHING for the Lord. Because, guess what, you are! You are a Kingdom Citizen and your actions should align with your beliefs.
When you find it hard to comply to this, pray the prayer found in:
Psalm 119:5-8 (NLT) "...Oh that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees! Then I will not be ashamed when I compare my life with your commands. As I learn your righteous regulations, I will thank you by living as I should! I will obey your decrees. Please don't give up on me!"
Don't ever do anything that will make you feel ashamed in the eyes of God. Your 'want' should be that you make Him proud, so that not only will He bless you more, but He will also assign greater missions to you in your ministry.
Remember, the same way the world is attempting to torment you, it already tried with Jesus and lost. I'm so glad my Savior didn't give up. Let us follow Him and stay the peaceful course. I pray God's strength in you on your journey.
Questions for Reflection:
1) What have you found to be the best response when others do not agree with your belief or stand?
2) What is your current assignment for the building up of God's Kingdom?
3) How can you let your light shine even brighter in your marriage, on your job and in your community this week?
Until next time...live in peace!
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