You’ve seen them – and so have I – those wonderful, godly, gracious individuals who under great pressure, pain, and even persecution exemplify Christlikeness in every way! “SAINTS” in every sense of the word! Graciousness describes them … God’s grace is how they do it! I aspire to be like them!! This morning I read Apostle Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 6.2-10 and prayed, “Oh Lord may those words be true of me!!
“We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.” (2 Corinthians 6:3–10 NIV)
Help me Lord to be like that!