I saw jets of light shining from cities and villages, and from the high places and the low places of the earth. God's word was obeyed, and as a result there were memorials for Him in every city and village. His truth was proclaimed throughout the world. --Testimonies, vol. 9, pp. 28, 29. {ChS 112.2}

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Dealing with Critics

DreamingYou Day #26

By now you have a pretty good idea of who is central to your life and living... let me rephrase that: you KNOW who you stand for!

Have you read His love letter to you lately? Ever?

Have you read THE WHOLE THING?

All Books in the Holy Scripture refer to Jesus, from the Pentateuch (the Torah, or first five books written down by Moses) through to the Book of Revelation. Jesus Himself daily pored over what we refer to as The Old Testament. Do we not strive to do what Jesus did?

If you want to study the Bible that includes all the Books and not just the part we refer to as The New Testament, you can start right away at Amazing Facts' Free On-Line Bible School. But whether you start a study now or just want to think about it first, you will not go wrong by beginning to read the Bible, cover to cover. Holy Scriptures were written by God for YOU.

Now, as anyone who has done this before knows, you will meet opposition when you begin to talk about the positive effects Jesus has in your life. You may be called names, put down, and perhaps worse, depending on your circumstances. Please keep reading. Keep doing what God personally directs you to do (which is to love others as yourself). And don't lose sight of all the joy, peace, and other fruits you have identified in your life as a result of this journey.

Find a supportive group of loving, caring Christian brothers and sisters to share with if you do not already have this network.

Thinking Work:Take out your pen and paper. If someone told you to keep your eyes on the prize, could you describe in one sentence what your prize would be-- in other words, what God has given you to do? Write that statement down. Is this your BIG DREAM-- or is it a slight adjustment to it? If there is a match between your BIG DREAM and what God has given you to do, you have found your LIFE PURPOSE. Take the statement you have written down and put it in places where you can review it as you go about your day. This is so exciting!

If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town. ~Matthew 10:14

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