“When her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities.” (Acts 16:19)
Whether we like to admit it or not we often find ourselves serving God for what we can get rather than who He is. This is reflected in our prayers that are often “help me I want something.”
There are consequences for following Jesus that none of us would choose. We will get ridiculed and sometimes persecuted. We can take some comfort in the fact that Jesus was continually being taken to task and ultimately killed.
When we receive opposition take it as a compliment. Our enemy only has limited resources and when he allocates some to your life you must be having an impact.
Quick Prayer. “I know I will pay a price for standing with you. Help me be strong and protect my heart at that time.” Amen