Matthew 10:21-22
Brother will hand over brother to death, and the father his child; children will rise up against parents and have them put to death. You will be hated by all because of my name, but whoever endures to the end will be saved.

Whoa…this sounds very grim. In other words…following Jesus will not be easy! You will be met with resistance…probably even from family members and friends. Most of the apostles literally lost their lives for following Jesus. But the bottom line is…the struggle is worth it. It’s the path whereby together with God we grow and become whole. God’s desire is that we become our full and complete unique selves. This life is not all there is. Life after death is eternal. While there may be hardships in following Jesus…there will always be a certain peace and calm amid the storms. We have the assurance from Jesus Himself…that it will all be worth it if we “endure.”

Suggested song of the day– “I Want to Follow You” on the Listen to Your Heart album.
All songs available on iTunes. Click on the link under blogroll to the right.
CDs available by clicking on “home” and then the “store” tab.
Have a blessed day!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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