Tuesday, April 27, 2021

2 Timothy 3:12 Scripture Meditation by Stephen Taylor

2 Timothy 3:12

In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. 


Last night, I got a little taste of this as I was texting someone close to me and told them after I got off my monitor, we could do something, and they responded with, “It’s not as much fun since you’re sober” and a couple other hurtful things! At first, it hurt my feelings, but then after praying and thinking about it, God brought all these verses about how much of a blessing this truly is!! Even if I can’t see all the changes that God is doing in my life, the world can and it hates it!


The world hates that I have Jesus in my corner, and it will try anything to take that away!! I truly am a new creation in Christ, and so are you if He is your Lord and Savior!!


It’s all about perspective. A couple years ago, I would have agreed with this person that the “fun Stephen” is gone! But then God showed me what true fun is. Waking up each morning and having time with Creator God is fun. Knowing I’m covered by the blood of Jesus Christ is fun. Listening to and letting the Holy Spirit guide me is fun. Being forgiven and loved unconditionally is fun!! These are all things God brought to my mind last night, and it just encouraged me so much that I felt led to share them with you!! 


The more like Christ we become, the more the world is going to hate us!! This world has nothing fun left in it for me. My fun comes from above, and I will fight to keep it that way!!! Where does your fun come from??


I love you all, God bless, and Glory to God!!!!!




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