Do you feel some days that your faith is under pressure? That people want to silence you, belittle you, tell you that a simple faith in Jesus is patently ridiculous? Well today, I have some good news for you.

It’s true. These days everyone seems intent on shutting us down, on telling us that the idea of humbly following Jesus has no place in a secular society. And so, many a Christ follower, is doing just that. Shutting down.

But let’s stop for a moment and just remember the incredible blessings that we have in Christ. Forgiveness of all our sins, reconciliation with God, a new life here on this earth, eternal life in His Presence. And …

2 Peter 1:5-8 Because you have these blessings, do all you can to add to your life these things: to your faith add goodness; to your goodness add knowledge; to your knowledge add self-control; to your self-control add patience; to your patience add devotion to God; to your devotion add kindness toward your brothers and sisters in Christ, and to this kindness add love. If all these things are in you and growing, you will never fail to be useful to God. You will produce the kind of fruit that should come from your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

In other words, we’re meant to grow in our blessings in Christ, to be transformed from glory to glory, to bear fruit that’ll bless others.

Remember the incredible blessings that you have in Christ each and every day. Grow in them in the most incredible way. And let your response to this world that wants to shut you down, be a life transformed in Christ.

Don’t let the world shut you down. Pour His love out on them instead.

That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.

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