John 13:34-35, A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." NKJV
Have you been born again by the Spirit of God? If you have, then you are a member of the body of Christ and a part of the largest family on earth. Paul tells us in Ephesians that we are one body, and all have one Father. In Christ, we are all made one family. As members of the same family, we are to love, care for, and bear one another's burdens. As we do this, we are fulfilling the law of Christ which is love.
When you're going through very hard, tragic, and perplexing situations, it can open the door for Satan to try and convince you that you're all alone, and God has somehow forsaken you. Peter addresses this sense of abandonment in his epistle as he teaches on suffering as a believer.
1 Peter 5: 6 - 11, Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
The Lord directed me to open this opportunity up for all the recipients who receive our daily devotions. He doesn't want you or me to feel alone when we're faced with horrible or difficult attacks from the adversary. Let me encourage you to take this opportunity to allow us to help you carry any burdens that you may be carrying today. Jesus, Himself, had to have someone help carry His cross, and sometimes we do too. We are placing a link at the bottom of future devotionals, which will directly connect you with our PRIVATE intercessory email account. It's very easy and will take no more than a minute or two. We have several prayer times throughout the week at our church.
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