Always Blessed
July 26, 2023
“Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man!” Luke 6:22 (ESV)
If we had our choice to be liked or disliked by people, we would choose to be liked. No one wants to be disliked or hated, and we all try to be liked by all people. Jesus did not want anyone to hate Him, and He tried to do good for everyone, but there were some who hated Him. They did not have a good reason for hating Him, but they did. There are going to be times in life when people are not going to want to be associated with us, but remember God is always there with us. The Scripture reminds us that, blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account o the Son of Man! I encourage you today to remember even when people hate you, God still loves you. Even when people do not want to be bothered with you and put your name out as evil, and say all manner of false things about you, you are blessed and loved by Go. When you think about being blessed you never think of having to be hated, talked about, lied on, or mistreated to be blessed, but Jesus says when those things happen to you, you are blessed. You are blessed because you have made up your mind to live a life dedicated to God, and not people, When you give your life to God, there are going to be some people who are going to hate the anointing on your life, and will try to do everything they can to destroy you, but you must remember you belong to God and He will keep you through it all. People can say what they want about me and tell as many lies as they need to, but I will always remember that I am loved by God and He is always with me. Since I am blessed by the Best, I have no doubt, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Lord, thank to you for loving me they way that you do. Thank you for when all manner of negative, evil, and hateful things happen to me, you remind me that I am blessed. Help me to be a blessing and show your love wherever I go, in order that you will receive the glory out of my life. I love you Lord. In Jesus Name Amen.
Be Inspired, Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY