“Don’t hate. Try to live with your neighbor. Accept people for what they are. Everybody has something to offer. Nobody’s better than anybody else.” – Celina Biniaz, Jewish Survivor
Celina Biniaz had every right to be full of anger and hatred due to the pain and suffering she and countless of others experienced during the Jewish holocaust. She survived unspeakable horrors and in her testimony she encourages us not to hate, but to try to live with each other.
Lately, God has had me looking into the lives of people who have experienced great pain and suffering, yet they choose to honor God and display the heart of Jesus. It shows me that God is real. Who is looking at our life, watching our example and seeing our responses and saying, “God is real!”? I am challenged by the Spirit of God to put a greater demand on His grace, because in Christ, we are capable of so much more.
God is challenging us to come up higher. To put a greater demand on His grace. To love God more than our right to be angry and vengeful. To show that our God is real. If Celina Biniaz can do it, so can I. So can you.
“Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.” 1 John 4:7, NLT
Prayer: Father God, thank you for speaking to my heart. I hear you challenging me to come up higher. I accept your challenge. Take me higher in love. I know I can do better, but I need your help. I want to honor you with my life and display the heart of Jesus. I desire with everything in me to show this world that you are real. Let them see your light in me. Help me Lord to glorify you and lift you higher. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
7 thoughts on “He's challenging you to come up higher!”
Father you know my heart
You know how many times a day i need forgiveness . my hearts desire is to show your love to be your light. I can do nothing without you i love you Jesus
God you are real and I don’t ever doubt that you are not. There are sometimes life challenges gets in our ways of our daily lives. I am discouraged right now and overwhelmed by people’s words and ways of trying to change my choices thst I have made. I have been a wonderful wife and the most giving wife etc. And you know my heart. I got nothing back in return for my husband’s love. After so many of years of marriage. People who believe in God either want to judge me or some who do care and understand. Why… I am tired God and I want happiness here on earth I want to be truly sincerely loved someday. I lay all of burdens and concerns at your feet. I want to safe and have Peace in my own environment. Etc. I am tired. Let me move forward on my goals and dreams. I am trying to love in a Christian manner the best way that I can. God shine through me in these days ahead. Dark and light. Praying for strength. In Jesus Name Amen
Marie, my words to you as a Sister in Christ are: You can do All things though Christ that strengthens you. Not by our power but HIS POWER, what a relief. Like you wrote lay it at HIS feet. I too have had many troubles and burdens, I let them overwhelm me, in realitthattook my eyes off Jesus I lived in self will and not HIS will. I put things including my husband before HIM. Surrender to Him, be still and know He is who He is. Let him speak to you and He will fill your soul. I encourage you to keep pressing forward be still and let God speak to you . you are so loved
Thank you God for this word…lift me higher in seeing people for who they are, GOD Bless In Jesus Name Amen 💖🙏🕇🕇🕇
This was what I needed I have been hurt used and abused so I had started just leaving people alone and not be bothered and treating them like they treat me but that is not who I am or ever was so thus really touched me this morning and I ask god to forgive me today amen
Oh my god this is a time when even we as christians must have gods holy spirit because the world will try us to see if our love is real and from god , i know this is true,because i needed this real love before i gave my life to jesus! We must have gods agape love and we can only present it to the world through the love of jesus christ .my love is limited but gods love is unlimited!!! Thankyou jesus.
Good Moring Dautghers of The Most High King i just want to share a little testimony about myself with you. I’m a realist kind of person I look at people for who they are the way God would like for me/us to see them and love them right where they are in life and not judge them because they may drink a little or smoke or do what they do. That’s why when God gives me the opportunity I share my testimony about when I first started going to church how i went to church hi on Weed i would get there Justin Time for the preachering the Pastor would kill that High cause the subject would be about not doing things like that so when i got home I would smoke another joint to get THAT HI BACK. But look at me now I’ve leaned about the #1 MOST HIGH Which is in God. Therefore I’m not a judgmental person I love everyone. That’s not saying I like any and everything everybody dose I just Pray for them God wants us to Pray for each other not judge. So just Have a Blessed Day Ladies