Enough

posted on: 7.03.2012

© God's fingertips

One Christian in India, while being skinned alive, looked at his persecutors and said, "I thank you for this. Tear off my old garment, for I will soon put on Christ's garment of righteousness."

Here's a fact about myself: when I'm feeling sad/disappointed with where I am, I turn to martyr stories.
These stories of the persecuted will always point me to Christ and the joy of salvation. 

I may get discouraged at times when it doesn't seem like I'm doing something worthwhile for God or I can't really sense His leading, but then I read about people like the one in the story above and I take heart. This man was being tortured and he thanked his persecutors. This is revolutionary!

I can't help but be inspired to thank my present circumstances as I hold on to Christ. He is enough.
May I lose sight of myself with each passing day.

10 Smiles:

  1. wow. that is an amazing testimony. so convicting. we can be so petty in our current circumstances that we forget the greater scheme of things; we serve a God greater than our circumstances, and we are but strangers here. =)

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  2. Wow. This is beautiful. I am so thankful for your walk with the Lord and the encouragement it brings me.

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  3. Dang. Talk about conviction!

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  4. Call me a hormonal pregnant lady, but reading martyr stories really puts me a depressive mood :\

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    1. I promise I wasn't trying to be morbid. It might be the hormones ;)
      After all, these individuals are rejoicing in heaven as we speak.

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  5. Oh amen. amen. amen.
    Those stories are so.... awesome.
    I was telling my pastor that if I go down, I want to go down loving Jesus. In other words, we received life with Him and therefore we ought to die with Him.

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  6. This post is absolutely beautiful and exactly what I needed to hear.

    - Katelyn

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  7. WOW O_O

    Hosanna in the Highest!!!

    For His Glory and Love,
    ♥ Linda M

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  8. WOW O_O

    Hosanna in the Highest!!!

    For His Glory and Love,
    ♥ Linda M

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