In Acts 5:40-41, the apostles rejoiced after they were released from being detained, flogged, and ordered not to preach. I found it quite insightful. They rejoiced, not because of their release, but because of their suffering for God. They rejoiced because they knew the value. You can only celebrate what you value.

Has following the Holy Spirit cost you anything? Has submission and obedience to His will brought you any suffering? I have a fair share of it. That’s what it means to participate or fellowship in His suffering. God’s word today is to rejoice in your cross – in such sufferings that come as a result of your obedience to Him.

Rejoice in the delays. Rejoice in the denials. Rejoice in the losses. Rejoice in the rejection. Rejoice in the ridicules. Rejoice, not even in the glory that will be revealed, but because you can obey the One you love. Receive grace!


1 Peter 4:13 NIV | “But rejoice in as much as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when His glory is revealed.”

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chikezieuzuegbunamgmailcom
chikezieuzuegbunamgmailcom
May 19, 2021 7:04 am

I receive Grace Amen

Chinwe Adike
Chinwe Adike
May 19, 2021 7:16 am

Amen. Bliss be with you Pastors.

Nnediora
Nnediora
May 19, 2021 7:52 am

Hallelujah. Amen

Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving
May 19, 2021 8:10 am

Amen , abundant grace is all I need. Good morning pastor

Vivian
Vivian
May 19, 2021 8:43 am

Amen
Good morning Pastor

Lady Dee
Lady Dee
May 19, 2021 8:44 am

Amen Amen Amen. Blissful greetings pastors

bithumgrace12
bithumgrace12
May 19, 2021 8:57 am

Amen and Amen
Bliss be with you all.

Alisha
Alisha
May 19, 2021 12:37 pm

Amen

EJIRICH
EJIRICH
May 19, 2021 3:03 pm

AMEN, I RECEIVE, THANK YOU LORD JESUS ❤️❤️💕💕
GOOD AFTERNOON REV 💕
GOOD AFTERNOON PASTORS 💕

Naysyn5
Naysyn5
May 19, 2021 4:48 pm

Amen