My Texas family is seeing winter in a whole new light this week. I believe the news said Texas hadn’t seen this kind of winter storm in three decades. I am a Florida girl born and raised, so anything below 70 degrees is cold. I can’t imagine living in zero degrees with no power and no water.
Our verse of the day comes from Romans 12:12-16.
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.”
Rejoice. Be patient. Pray. Help others. Show hospitality. Be happy. Weep. Get along. Don’t be stuck up. Don’t be prideful.
I was listening to a special newscast out of Houston yesterday about the winter storm, and they were asking people to do many of the same things listed above.
We, as believers, are to do our best to serve others. Remember what Paul said in verse 12? Rejoice in hope. This hope helps sustain the servant of Christ, enabling him to be patient when times get tough. This hope inspires us to think of others more than ourselves.
What can we do to help our neighbors and friends as well as believers and those who oppose us?
Is it easy to bless those who persecute you? No. But you can pray for their forgiveness and a change of outlook regarding the Christian faith. It can be done only by the grace of Christ. Prayer is very powerful but often underutilized.
Today, pray for all those affected by the storms. You may not know them personally, but the Lord does.
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1 Corinthians 15:3-4, “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received; that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,”