How a clear mission prevents bitterness & anger


“And I want you to know, my dear brothers and sisters, that everything that has happened to me here has helped to spread the Good News” (Phil 2:12)

The bad news is that I’m in prison, not a nice comfortable prison either and there are many people that would like to kill me and there are even other Christians who hurt me with their words and motivations.

But
, the good news is:

  1. The entire palace guard now knows about Jesus  
  2. The gospel is spreading like wildfire  
  3. Christians all over the place are becoming emboldened to share their faith because of my situation  

I won’t get angry at the opposition because it’s actually helping accomplish the mission

I won’t get angry at other Christians who have been less charitable to me, they too are preaching the good news.  

God I really want this attitude in my life.

Please give me the clear vision to see that difficulty presents a greater opportunity for you to work.

Please help me not to get bitter at other Christians who might say and do foolish things against me. In many respects in the west Christianity is on the ropes and we don’t have time to hold grudges against one another.

If other Christian groups are proclaiming good news even though in my estimation they stink in a lot of areas then I should praise the Lord for them and not complain about the stench.

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About Dennis Arve Wilkinson

Happily married, blessed with four children, thrilled to have started Meta Communities in 2011. Born in Calgary, raised in Winnipeg, undergraduate education in Wisconsin (NIU) & Seminary education in Minnesota (CBTS). During my time in the Midwest I gained about a dozen years of pastoral experience. It has been my privilege to travel to many parts of the globe and divine providence has smiled on me by allowing me to be mentored by several men of great character over the course of my life time. I am a follower of Jesus - though not without struggle. I am committed to joining God in the restoration of all things by telling, showing, and welcoming people into the good news of God's story. God's story of redemption in Jesus is the best story the human has -- I am letting the better story shape my life and helping others do the same.

Posted on October 6, 2016, in Dens Devotions and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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