We show our love towards Him though our worship, reading His Word, and the way we treat people. As a result of our Father's love and the blessings in our lives, there will be those who will hate us. The Scripture reminds us that we shall be hated of all men for His name sake: but He that endures until the end shall be saved. I encourage you today to show the love of God wherever you go, and to all you meet. Do not be concerned when people dislike you because of the great things that The Lord is doing in your life. When you allow their feelings towards you to affect what you do or how you act, you miss showing God's love to them. You cannot control how people feel about you, but you can control how you show God's love to all people. When people hate you, they will try to put all types of roadblocks and hurdles in your way, but you keep going and keep pushing towards the blessings The Lord has for you, and in the end you will have the victory. Do not give up because of what people say or think about you, endure to the end, and see the great things The Lord has in store for your life. I want everyone to like me, and I know that will not always be possible, but it will not stop me from loving them, and pressing towards the great blessings God has just for me. Since I will endure to the end no matter what, I know for sure, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Lord thank you for loving me and for always showing me your love. Allow me to show that love to others and show the world that love overcomes hate. I love you Lord. In Jesus Name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY