Sticks and stones will break your bones…

“My aim is to know him [Jesus], to experience the power of his resurrection, to share in his sufferings, and to be like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.” Philippians 3:10, 11

Importance of the resurrection

Importance of the resurrection (Photo credit: Martin LaBar)

I hope that you all said this in prayer this morning. As Christians we are to share in the sufferings of Jesus. What does that mean to me and you? These are just three things you may have to suffer through.

  • Jesus suffered ridicule on many occasions for who He spent time with. Don’t be afraid to hang out with the vilest of sinners; Jesus did. But, make sure you are grounded in the faith of God beforehand so you won’t fall into sin. This is what we are called to do. Sinners may never know about the truth of God’s love unless you go to their world and show them.
  • Jesus also suffered physical harm. We can expect the same thing. It may or may not happen but don’t be surprise if some bully wants to assault you for believing and following Jesus.
  • Jesus didn’t allow the pleasures of this world to control Him. This is by far the hardest thing we face. We have entertainment all around us. Do we let it control us or do we control it? Movies, TV shows, Internet blogs, lust, our own selfish desires all distract us from doing God’s will. This is by far the most suffering we will face—leaving behind worldly desires and accomplishments. Our kingdom is in heaven where we will walk the streets of gold.

I want to attain the resurrection from the dead and go into eternal life with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is my prayer today. I want to be like Jesus through the good and the bad. Sticks and stones will hurt. People’s words will hurt. But Jesus will make it all right!

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