INSPIRING DAILY DEVOTIONAL ® … Are people saying negative things about you? This is the way out…

Text(s) for today: Read Lk. 6:22 – 23; Matt. 5:11 – 12.

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad: for great is your reward in heaven… Matt. 5:11 – 12 KJV.

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.It’s not surprising that people will say negative things about you even when you do the right thing. The scripture we read from Matthew tells us that great prophets of old also had the same experience!

Many become sorrowful and sober when the whole world says negative things about them for doing the right thing but it should not be so. If they did that to God’s true prophets and you’re having a similar experience, what should that tell you? It should tell you you’re becoming a great servant of God. No wonder the scripture in Matthew says ‘great is your reward in heaven.’

If great is your reward in heaven, does that call for sorrow? Certainly to live in a sorrowful, sober mood is a serious contradiction. That’s why Jesus instructs us to ‘rejoice, and be exceedingly glad (overly excited)’. Praise God!

So have they been saying negative things about you? This is what you have to do every time (instead of crying or praying to God for help): just get into your room, slam your door behind you, and start jumping, screaming, laughing and shouting : I’m blessed,  I’m blessed, glory to God, ha-hahahahaaaaaaaaaaa!” That is what it means to ‘rejoice and be overly excited.’ Are you under persecution? No boring moment in your life anymore. It’s time to shout for joy (Psa. 5:11; 35:27), hahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Praise God!

Prayer & Confessions  (pray out loudly)

Lord I’m so grateful for your word. I refuse to be sad and sorrowful in Jesus’ Name. I celebrate persecution knowing that I’ve a great blessing awaiting me in heaven. Praise God!

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