God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly beyond what we could ask or think or imagine. The past can be hard to shake but in spite of all that is happening in our world; there will be people that God will save. He can overcome the past. He can overcome present mis-understandings. He is able to save and He does. God is always at work saving and growing His people.
The gospel does not fit into neat categories. It offends the self-righteous and the pagan alike. We should not be surprised when people dislike us if we live a gospel-focused life because many of the people in our culture fit into one of those two categories, either stuck on their traditions or living for their own pleasure.
Do not be surprised at the fiery ordeals among you. Never despair to the point you start to wane from the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Never give up on believing that there is any man for whom the gospel is not fit. Do not cut, trim, shape nor alter it’s message.
I am absolutely certain of this one thing. If you bring out the whole truth as God taught it to you; you can rest assure that you will be unto God a sweet savor of Christ in every place, both to them who are saved and to them who are not.
NEVER LOSE HEART IN THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL!
Prayer in Motion:
Lord Jesus, may I never lose heart in the power of the gospel. It is what brought salvation to me and to all those who are perishing. I love You Lord. I have needed You from my life’s first breath and will need You till my final one. I love You with all of my heart. May I always listen with the ear of a disciple. In Jesus Name. Amen