2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do. Then the name of our Lord Jesus will be honored because of the way you live, and you will be honored along with him. This is all made possible because of the grace of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Insight: Paul, Timothy, and Silas were writing to a church that we read were being persecuted, they were encouraging them to keep up the good work that they had heard about. Although we might feel different levels of "persecution" in our personal environments we still have a lot of freedom in our country to share our faith and to live for Christ. No matter our situation the reality is the same - God will give us the strength we need t accomplish the things he has called us to do. And when we do it, Jesus will be honored through our lives.

Prayer: God, help give me the strength to step out of my comfort zone and do the things I feel you urging me to do.

Jeremy