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The blessing on your life is greater than any force that’s trying to hold you back. 


With the Blessing 

Jul 25, 2023

Today's Scripture

John 12:10–11, NIV 

So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well, for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and believing in him. 

Today's Word

When Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, it was a great miracle. You would think everyone would celebrate that this man had life again. But the leaders in the synagogue didn’t like the fact that it brought more attention to Jesus. They made plans to kill both Jesus and Lazarus. God had chosen to bless Lazarus and make him an example of His goodness. But with that great blessing came great persecution. In the end, however, the leaders’ plan never succeeded. They failed to kill Lazarus. That’s because people can’t stop your destiny. The blessing on your life is greater than any force that’s trying to hold you back. 


If God is going to bless you in a greater way, you have to be able to handle greater persecution. Don’t get upset when people turn on you. Don’t be bitter or revengeful and try to pay them back. Ignore it. Keep shining, keep dreaming, keep being good to people, and God will deal with the critics, the jealous people, the opposition. 

Prayer for Today

“Father, thank You for every blessing that You have given me so richly to be enjoyed. Thank You for the people who celebrate all that You are doing in my life. Help me to handle the criticism or opposition that may come from those who get jealous. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.” 

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