Mark 13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. (KJV)
May we learn how to stand for the Lord as he stood for us. We often let what others think, say, or do dictate how we serve the Lord. Not sure why that is because the ones who are doing the influencing will stand before him one day as we also will stand.
Walking with God and standing for him will not get easier for us who say we love him. However, let us learn how to pray God's power over our lives as we walk through each day. There is power in the name of Jesus!
Matthew 5:11 God blesses you when you are mocked and persecuted and lied about because you are my followers. (NLT)
Matthew 5:12 Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted too. (NLT)
May the Lord give us the strength to endure, there is power in the blood of Jesus! May we always keep our eyes on him in every sitution.