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“Sometimes the Ones You Know are the Hardest to Convince”

When the Lord God gets a hold of a person, He causes them to change. The change is more than us being determined to be good; the Holy Spirit helps us live His way which will be a different way than we were living.
Jesus had His detractors. And guess who some of them were.
Please read the following verses. John 7:1-10 1 After this, Jesus went around in Galilee, purposely staying away from Judea because the Jews there were waiting to take his life. 2 But when the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near, 3 Jesus’ brothers said to him, “You ought to leave here and go to Judea, so that your disciples may see the miracles you do. 4 No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.” 5 For even his own brothers did not believe in him.
6 Therefore Jesus told them, “The right time for me has not yet come; for you any time is right. 7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that what it does is evil. 8 You go to the Feast. I am not yet going up to this Feast, because for me the right time has not yet come.” 9 Having said this, he stayed in Galilee. 10 However, after his brothers had left for the Feast, he went also, not publicly, but in secret.
Jesus brothers and sisters did not believe Him. His mother always did, but his other family members did not until after the resurrection. Then some of their lives were greatly changed too.
Now Jesus was without sin, so there was not a change in His life. But you and I have done some things that we wish we could take back or undue somehow. When the Lord God gets hold of us, often the ones who know us best are skeptical.
We can’t worry about that. We strive to follow the Holy Spirit and those doubters will notice a change in our hearts. Praise God from Whom all blessings flow.
Be Blest, Be a Blessing.

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