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Tuesday, April 6th 2010

6:14 PM

Doing what you believe in, even if it means doing it alone...

As a Christian, it is our duty to spread God's word, even if it means we are resented for it.

I have brought several people to Christ in my life, and I am very proud of that.

I've tried to share my faith openly on any sites I go to, but that's gotten me in trouble.

I've been banned from my favorite game site for sharing my faith and I was very upset about that.

Then I realized something, yes, I had a right to get upset, I was banned for sharing my faith yet people were allowed to post demonic pictures?! What's up with that?! I protested this and was eventually allowed to share my faith on the site.

I had only been banned from a site for sharing my faith, yet in other countries, Christians were being captured, tortured and killed because of their faith!

When told "Deny your faith to this god of yours and we'll set you free!" they stand firm and refuse to do it, even if it means they are risking their life, which they are.

Men, women and children are captured and tortured because they simply listened to people preaching God's word.
In our life we may not be faced with life-or-death decisions when it comes to our faith, but we are still tested.

At school, people may make fun of us for our faith and tease us, but we have to stand strong and believe that God will be with us, and whatever you do, NEVER deny your faith!

By denying your faith, you are saying that you don't believe in God, and even if you are just saying it, it is still very wrong!
if you ever do begin to doubt your faith, pray!
God can help show you what to do and He can help build your faith back up!

It's not always easy to stand firm on your faith, but we have to do it, we can't EVER deny our faith, we'd give Satan too much satisfaction if we did, and he's not the one we are aiming to please.

Here are a couple of inspirational verses;

Mark 6:11
“If any place will not welcome you and the people refuse to listen to you, when you leave, shake its dust off your feet as a testimony against them."

And

Colossians 3:12-17 12:
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

13: Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

14: And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

15: Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

16: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

17: And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

4 Comment(s).

Posted by Anonymous:

I actually just read over these verses this morning. It is Paul's encouragement to Timothy to continue in the Christian life even though it means being persecuted. Because Timothy has known the Scriptures and how they point one to salvation through Jesus Christ. And Jesus is worth being persecuted over.

"You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra—which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus." (2 Tim 3:10-15)

I am encouraged by the steadfastness of your faith. Keep looking to the city which is to come, and not the temporary loses you might have on this earth because of your faith.
Wednesday, April 7th 2010 @ 6:49 AM

Posted by Charlie:

Sorry for forgetting this. But the last comment was made by me
Wednesday, April 7th 2010 @ 6:50 AM

Posted by Sharon:

It is so encouraging to read the writings of another Christian like you. Stay strong, sister!
Wednesday, April 21st 2010 @ 3:13 PM

Posted by Yasutomo:

Thank you for sharing your story!!

I had similar experience the other day. It hurt me but the Word of God encouraged me. and Your blog now encouraged me. I thank God for those encouragements.
God bless you!!
Thursday, April 22nd 2010 @ 7:35 AM

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