If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that I discussed a couple of things.
One, was Islam.
Even when I wrote that LwL entry, I found myself feeling angry. Very angry.
While I am still upset about what Muslims recently did in Paris, France, I am more calm, now. After all, anyone who knows me, or who has read LwL entries for a long time, knows and understands how I feel about what is happening in the world today, concerning Islam.
Still, there's another reason I found myself feeling upset.
Ever since I began writing about Islam, there have been people I have known, who didn't agree. And, belittled me, in various ways.
Even a person I knew as a child.
Someone, who has put me down. And, treated me in a negative way, even though they are considered a minister of the gospel.
Hopefully some, or better yet... all, of those people who have put me down, realize now that I was not the person who was confused in my knowledge.
They may have thought I was imagining things. But, I wasn't.
Being educated in Islam, and being friends with some people who converted from being a Muslim, to being a Christian, has given me the knowledge necessary, to see truth. The truth, that is currently happening in our world.
Even though I've been treated badly by these people, I am not unhappy. I am happy.
I am not filled with terror, much as some of these people have thought I am.
Much like what we read, in 1 Peter 3:14, "But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;"
Let's face it. Our righteousness is as filthy rags. Just as God told us in the Bible.
Still, I know I have suffered for righteousness sake. After all, by coming to Christ, and becoming saved by trusting in/believing upon Him, I have received His righteousness.
I may not be suffering persecution the way some of my brothers and sisters in the Lord are, mainly in the Middle East, or in countries where Christians are being severely persecuted. But, this is truly a form of persecution. Mild persecution.
In any case, I forgive those who have treated me badly. I forgive them, who do not agree with the knowledge I have received.
And, I will continue to pray for each person, who has treated me this way. I pray that God will remove the blinders off their eyes, and will allow them to see... and hear His truth.
Please, join me in prayer for people like that. So, they will come to their knees, in repentance.
Thank you, my friend. May God bless you.
Until next time...
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