Project Bible 365 Day 40 How I’m Able To Be Abel
The idea for this blog post title came about through a text message I received through a friend of mine at my church. They had mentioned that during a Youth Service night someone spoke up about how Abel was surrounded by sinners and yet he served God.
The more I thought on the subject. The more I agreed with the speaker. The more I agreed with the speaker. The more I saw myself as the Abel of my family. I’m blessed to be saved and baptized in the Good Holy Ghost and yet my family do not serve God. I am separated for 90% of my day away from them. The only time, I see them is when I eat with them and sometimes I feel like fasting just so I can talk with the Lord more than with men and people. I face a lot persecutions from my family members. These people are supposed to be the ones that love you the most. Yet they won’t even think twice about slander my church.
I once wrote about the troubles that I may face living in a home with sinners, and I considered it joy because the task to win their souls would be a great moment of happiness. Here’s what I had to say in a previous message entitled, waiting for the cloud to move.
Matthew 5:11-12King James Version (KJV)
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Some may wonder how I am able to be around that kind of negativity. Well I’m not a person to listen to Idle talk. I often say to those who speak against me that they speak like the devil and not of God and I’m not going to stop to listen to such things. The mind battles are fierce they are like being in an arena with roaring lions. So the question becomes in cases like that how do I surround my mind, how do I take courage amidst the storms of life? The same way I always have. I run to Jesus. I run to his Holy Word. I gain courage in the stories of the Old and New Testament. Stories that inspire me. Stories that make me pray for Holy Boldness. These stories include, Daniel in the Lions Den, The Three Hebrew Boys Facing Fire in The Furnace, Elijah killing 850 false prophets of Baal worshipers. Paul in prison, Jesus whipped and the Egyptians defying God. Moses crossed on dry ground Moses crossed on dry ground!
Exodus 14:12-14King James Version (KJV)
12 Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.
13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
14 The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.