Tough Times

 
 
 
 
by Kieron Rowe
  
Times have been tough for me these past few weeks. I’ve been to one job interview after another and I’ve been knocked back time and time again.
  
This week I was asked a question that really shook me. “Why have you done so much work for the Church?” I’m sure there are plenty of answers other people might offer, but there is only one truthful answer I can give. “Because I am a committed Christian.”
 
I didn’t get the job.
 
It would be easy for me to play the victim, to feel vindicated. But my fight is not against that person.
 
Jesus says “You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you deeper into God’s kingdom.” (Matthew 5:10, Message Version)
 
Praise God for persecution. Praise God for my enemies. Because of them, I am reminded of how great my sin is and how much I need a great Savior. I am reminded of how much I need to pray and ask others to pray for me. And therein is the sin I need to repent of – I have neglected to pray and ask others to pray for me this week.
 
If God were to count my transgressions against me, I can’t imagine where I would be. Instead, God became like you and me, took our sin upon Himself that we may be free to love and serve Him and our fellow man.

What a great God!
 
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World Prayr has chosen to be different, starting with teaching others that the pilgrimage all those who have been brought near to God are on is not one about our focusing on what we are doing, or focusing on our sin or anything we are not doing, but focusing on what Christ did in order for us to know transforming grace. We refer to this message as the gospel of grace. We then live this out as a ministry by serving others through counseling, prayer, and sound biblical teachings.

We also differ from most ministries in another key area, working to live out the message of Philippians 2:4 by aggressively promoting other ministries and churches. As a mission team, World Prayr is working to serve those who are disconnected to reconnect them, one soul at a time, to local bodies of believers.

We refer to our team as an “Ohana” made up of many nationalities spread across the globe and within the Protestant faith.

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  1. […] Tough Times        by Kieron Rowe    Times have been tough for me these past few weeks. I’ve been to one job interview after another and I’ve been knocked back time and time again.    This week I was asked a question that really shook me. “Why have you done so much work for the Church?” I’m sure there are plenty of answers other people might offer, but there is only one truthful answer I can give. “Because I am a committed Christian.”   I didn’t get the job. […]

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