Extreme Devotion

 
How dedicated to Christ and the Great Commission of spreading the Gospel are we? There should never be an excuse as to why we aren't doing all that we can! God gives us many opportunities daily to talk to someone about Jesus and what he has done for us. Jesus said in Luke 9:26 "For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's and of the holy angels."
Our testimony of how we live our lives should speak for itself as in the statement "you should witness everyday and then talk to a few people". How true this is, our lives should be a shinning light in this dark world. Jesus is the answer to the worlds problems!

The weekly listings below will give you some insight to how Christians in the past and also the present day and time have suffered great pain and agony to serve our Lord & Saviour.

 
 


 
O God, accept all my sufferings,
my tiredness, my humiliations, my
tears, my nostalgia, my being
hungry, my suffering of cold, all the
bitterness accumulated in my soul.
Dear Lord, have pity also on those
who persecute and torture us day
and night. Grant them, too, the
divine grace of knowing the
sweetness and happiness of your
love.
FROM A CHRISTIAN WOMAN WHO WAS SERVING TIME IN THE SIBERIAN
LABOR CAMP, VORKUTA
 


Forgetfulness. It is the number one enemy of prayerfulness.
We are quick to offer our prayers of support. Unfortunately, our good intentions are rarely good enough to help us carry through on our commitments to pray for those in need. What can remind you to pray for those who are persecuted around the world? Perhaps a small sticker on the face of your watch will remind you. Each time you look at your watch throughout the day can be an opportunity for you to remember a people group who live under religious persecution. Whatever method you choose to be more mindful of the missed opportunities for prayer, follow through on it. Reading stories about extreme believers will not change anything. Praying for extreme believers can change everything—maybe even today. 

from VOM-Extreme Devotion

 

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