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Devotional #42

Posted by blazeofhope on 2009-10-02 18:14:10, Friday

Sharing in our Lords Glory and suffering

Romans 8:15-18 (New Living Translation)

15 So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” 16 For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. 17 And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.
18 Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.

As Christian Boylovers we have a good understanding about suffering not only about the persecution that we receive from the world about our attraction to boys but also the persecution, hatred and how the world despises us for us being Born again Christians. So as Christians and being boylovers not only are we persecuted from the world we are persecuted from our own family the church. Of course there are Christian brothers that do not follow society’s hatred and love us regardless but they are in the minority.

I believe that just as we are to share in our Lords suffering and persecution as Christians belonging to Him and as His children who has given us His Spirit. That we will share in His Glory and all that we had to go through here will fade away as we receive that wonderful promise of the Glory that He will share with us for eternity. Abba, Father! When I think about my Daddy my real Daddy in heaven and how we will be with Him for all of eternity it brings so much joy to my life and reminds me how much I really have to look forward to. Praise God!! As children of our living God we should consider it a privilege not only to share in His Glory but his suffering as well. I know that no one likes to suffer but as a Christian it should be an Honor to sacrifice our lives and suffer for our lord and savior Jesus Christ.

I also think as boylovers, “Christian boylovers” that our Abba, Father understands what we go through and loves us so much. He knows what we have to face here, inside our own heart and souls and how we have to deal with how society views us as the scum of the earth. But just as he loves us and understands us I know that he expects us to forgive and try to understand those that hate us. We are to love and help those that persecute us and we are to be like Jesus to these people so that they might see the way, the right path and come to know our Abba, Father as we know him. And that they will come to have the joy and love in their hearts as we are a living testimony in our own lives for the One who has set us free from bondage our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


Dear Abba, Father, I pray that we as your children would learn to love as you love and that we would allow your Holy Spirit to work through us so many others would come to know you as their true Daddy their Abba, Father! As we are persecuted weather as Christians or as Christian boylovers give us the strength that we need to endure and rise above it. So that you can truly use us and that we can live for you as you designed us to. IN JESUS NAME I PRAY AMEN.

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