Not Surprised by the Opposition

Not discouraged by any opposition: LadyD Books

Don't be surprised or discouraged by any opposition.

Who do you think you should listen to? I have my devotional and I am finding that the word is what I need to be reading right now. Especially Acts 4:13-18 because it reads, "But to stop this thing from spreading any further among the people, we must warn them to speak no longer to anyone in this name." And 1 Peter 4:12-13 is encouraging to my heart when I share my faith-based perspective on things that matter to me, and hopefully to you as well.

The opposition...

  • More interested in the status quo than the Word of God.
  • No real acceptance of the miraculous.
  • No consistent logic about the supernatural.
  • No willingness to accept the "good" resulting from God and His word.
I need to remind myself where the authority of truth is found. (Acts 4:19-22) and embrace with a surrendered heart, the sovereignty of God. (John 19:11). Be encouraged with believers praying and following Christ in the community. Acts 4:23-24 says they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord,” they said, “you made the heavens and the earth and the sea, and everything in them."

So, I ask myself... Why do the nations rage and the people plot in vain? Why so much division? I am holding fast to the faith I have in Jesus. He is holding my hand, always with me, the strength of my heart and my portion forever, says Psalm 73:23-28.

The focus of our faith and praise...

  • Who our God is! (Sovereign Lord)
  • What our God has made! (The heavens and the earth and the sea and everything in them)
  • Where our God has most clearly been revealed. (Through the Holy Spirit)

Personal Insight

As I write to you, I am watching sermons online because large social gatherings are being canceled to help one another stop the spreading of the Coronavirus. I want to take this time to share with you a personal family miracle. In 1918 my mother-in-law was born during the Spanish Flu in Iowa. Thousands were dying. She and her mother were the only mother and child that left the hospital alive. Please pray for quick testing of this virus and overall reducing the number of infections. Better treatments and ultimately, a vaccine. As we do our part, may God's protection be upon us. 

I am looking forward to a new study, Everyday Theology. We live in exciting times with all that is going on in the world and yet we can look back at the church under attack and the church alive in the book of Acts! Be encouraged!


~ Lady D

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