The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Romans 8:16-17 New International Version
Do you notice the important phrase here: “If indeed we share in His suffering.” ?
Anybody that believes that once you give your life to Jesus it will all be a wonderful life is only fooling themselves.
I wonder how many in churches or at these Christian concerts are just there to socialize and are not prepared to pay the price?
How many of them have faith an inch deep.
There is a saying in Africa :”Christianity is a mile wide and an inch deep.”
Jesus suffered homelessness, hunger, cold, insults. Indeed, the cross represented agony, shame and humiliation.
I do not know of any Christians that have not suffered because they are followers of Christ.
Are you willing to suffer for Christ?
That is the cost of entry into Heaven and His wonderful family.
A non-suffering Christian is a contradiction of words. Joseph- Anthony: Green
Prayer: Jesus Pryyand (Jesus my friend) please bless me with the strength and wisdom to suffer for You as You suffered for me. I Your sacrificial name I pray. Amen.
May you be blessed with Gods divine love, peace and joy.