“Waa! Boo hoo! Everyone is picking on us Christians. Woe is us!”
I’m not totally ignorant to the problems we Americans are struggling with right now nor am I so hardhearted that I do not feel a little ticked off at the path our nation is treading on, but let’s put it in perspective, okay?
Let’s compare our problems with the ones believers are enduring in North Korea. Many of those believers are in prison, hoping to catch a mouse or rat or a cockroach to eat because they’re starving to death. Women believers in prisons are repeatedly raped and beaten. Added to all of this, they work twelve hours a day in horrendous manual labor jobs without proper clothing to protect them from the brutal cold temperatures.
And guess what?
The North Korean believers do not have Bibles to encourage themselves. All they have is a little strength to make it through each day because they have a quick glimpse of the King and know He’s worth it all.
Today, I prayed:
Lord, help us to hold fast and repent of our lukewarmness, which has caused us to be wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked before You. Give us the grace to purchase gold from You, refined in fire, so that we may enjoy Your riches and not our earthly ones. Clothe us in robes of white to cover our shame and anoint our eyes with divine eye salve so that we may see You and Your ways. (Based on Revelations 3:15-18)
What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you?
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