God knit your life together with a clear purpose in mind. He has bestowed gifting and calling on your life. However, for some of us, common misconceptions about our calling are keeping us from discovering and living in it today.
Jesus’s death and resurrection was about much more than just fire insurance. He engineered a way for His Presence to abide in us day in and day out. His love, didn't leave us to flounder around trying to do good and be good until we die. Jesus sent Holy Spirit to each believer, reminding us of truth and equipping us with power to walk righteously, reflecting His glory on this Earth.
Let’s not overcomplicate the Gospel. Sin was the problem. Grace was the solution. Intimacy has always been the Father's goal. Jesus restored the original reality of the Garden by reinstating direct and eternal connection between Creator and creation.
The Lord’s promise in Exodus 33 connects His Presence with a state of rest for His people. There is an invitation for believers to enter into a lifestyle of rest through the Holy Spirit.
I believe there is a connection between knowing whose we are and experiencing the light burden Jesus promised believers when He said, “my burden is light.” Maybe life feels so heavy and exhausting because we have forgotten whose we are?
In our relationships, we have the opportunity to exhibit the Father’s nature by being gracious and thankful to the people around us.
Standing on the experiences, encounters, and knowledge we have about Father God, we can develop a spirit of thankfulness unrelated to our circumstances.
The Word says we are seated with Christ in heavenly places far above all powers and principalities of this world. That means we can live above our circumstances because we fight from a place of victory.
When we share our faith with others, our gentleness and respect for them reflects the character and heart of Jesus.
The Lord always fulfills His promises to us. Tough circumstances only provide an opportunity for Him to display His love, power and faithfulness.