Thanksgiving: I Thank the Lord for Suffering, For it shall Bring from Character! I Thank the Lord for Fruitfulness, For it is the product of Our Faith! I Thank the Lord for Time, For it bears a testimony that shall last for an Eternity!
It is Written, “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? And, “If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?” So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.” 1 Peter 4:12-19
Prayer: I Pray Father that you place in the Hearts of your people Remembrance of the great blessing that are received when we Suffer for your Name Sake in Jesus Name, Amen!