30 Days of Thankfulness Day 24

I often post a list of all the things for which I’m thankful on Thanksgiving. But, in an effort to get back into the habit of daily blogging, I’ve decided to do a post a day for the month of November.

24. Persecution

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On the heels of Day 23 and of being thankful for blogging as Hallee the Homemaker for the last four years, doing so, living my life so openly before the world has made me a target. I deal with a string of emails, comments that never get published, Facebook or Twitter messages, and even blog posts that ridicule my ideas, tear down my faith, or outright insult and threaten me. Gregg, in his creation ministry, has especially been a target.

When you live your life in the open, as we do, you open the door for such things. It takes a straight spine, a tough skin, and the words of Christ to help get you through another day of opening emails sometimes.

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5:11-12

It is part of a Christian walk. It is part of working a ministry, especially a ministry that welcomes and encourages feedback. I’m thankful that I have a ministry invites such insults and persecutions. As the pastor Alistair Begg once said, “If you aren’t being attacked [by Satan] then you’re not doing something right.” I’m also thankful for the encouraging words of Christ to support me through some of the more heinous attacks.

 
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