"For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body." 2Corinthians 4:11
IN JESUS TODAY!
In 1Timothy 1:12 Paul states, "I also suffer" this passage doesn't tell us that our sins are causing us to die, but rather that we who live for Christ are continually experiencing the life that Christ lived and the death that he died. Romans 6:3 reads, "Know ye not that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ, were baptized into his death?" We are living out in our life the death, burial, and resurrection described throughout the Bible. Jesus' life lives through us. When it seems that we are under pressure and that we are barely hanging on, we must consider the resurrection of Jesus and do all to know the power of the resurrection in our life!
God is mighty to save! Our lives are a daily example of not only God's righteousness, but also the suffering that was given to Jesus on the cross, we live this out in front of the whole world that they might see God's power to save.
"Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life." Roman 6:4 Often, we hear someone say, "be an example" but this is usually only meant regarding keeping the rules, but seldom do they say this towards suffering as Christ did. If you are suffering today, be an example of God's grace and power for all to see!