It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter. Proverbs 25:2

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The Gospel Is a Message of Love; the Power that Impels Us to Serve Others

Love is the most powerful force in the universe and the most misunderstood and distorted truth. If we want to know what is important to God, look at what His enemy has attacked relentlessly and ferociously. We will find mankind at the top of this list and their created purpose, which is to be and show the love of God in the earth.

When we grasp even a fraction of the depth of God’s love for us and His abundant Grace and Mercy we are able to rest in His love and that frees us to love others well. True love, God’s love thrust us into a life that gives and serves others. The spirit of Love is a spirit of gratitude and thankfulness for all we have received from God because of Jesus and for who He is and for all He has done for us. Love overflows and spills out with joy and delight from our inner spirit, the Holy Spirit, to those around us. Love transforms a life; love renews a life to see things differently, to think differently and to act differently. True love, the love of God gives of itself. God so loved the world that He gave, His best for the ones He loved. God gave Jesus the Son whom He loves to save creation which, He loved and had lost in a rebellious act of sin.

Love is patient; God sent Jesus thousands of years after the fall of mankind, at God’s appointed time, to save the world. God’s plan of salvation is offered to all who believe and accept Christ by faith. God did not fly off the handle in a whirlwind of emotions at the fall of mankind or first sign of trouble, as we tend to do. Love waited and gave all mankind an opportunity to repent, to change their mindset and the way they were thinking so to turn from the rebellious direction they were going.

God’s love and grace towards us is what drives us to love and serve others. With such an awesome display of love and grace displayed by God toward us this empowers us to show His Amazing love and grace to others. Love is something we have within but will inevitably spill out and overflow to those around us. That is the power of love, it cannot be contained.

Love; the true gospel of God transforms us internally so that we are at peace with our past, our struggles and those around us. Love enables us to turn from the idols that we made in our own hearts. The love of God, the gospel of God allows us to love and engage those who are different. We become no longer self-centered but God focused. God’s love gives us the power to die to self and propels us into action for the kingdom‘s sake and we are no longer satisfied with this carnal life of self-gratification that engulfs this fallen world system.

We are transformed into the Kingdom of God by the power of the Holy Spirit and God’s original purpose for all mankind is reborn within us. That is the gospel, dying to the old selfish self and being born again in the newness and likeness of Christ. Though we are born as babes with all the failings of a child we mature into adults, the Image of Christ. This is when we begin to make disciples and pray God’s will be done in us, in our home, family, community and society. Knowing His will is far greater than our own will and desires.

When we pray for God’s kingdom to come and His will be done we are acknowledging Jesus as our Sovereign Lord and for Him to reign in our hearts and of those around us. And that we live in accordance to God’s heavenly principles on earth. We are not just waiting to go to heaven when we die, we are living in God’s kingdom and bringing the light of God’s love, Grace and Mercy on earth where we live. We can begin loving our neighbors because the love of God in us compels us to die to our selfishness and to be concerned for others and to want the best for them.

The power of God’s love impels us to serve others and it is no longer a duty or drudgery. It becomes a natural outpouring of the love that is inside us. If love is not flowing naturally from us we must examine our hearts and seek The One who is love and ask Him to let His love flow through us. His love allows us to get our eyes off self and seek God’s will to be done in us so that Jesus will be glorified in our lives and in our actions. The love of God renews our heart but it will also change our desires to seek the best for others and their relationship with Jesus as their Saviour and Lord.


The Love of God Demonstrated In Our Lives

To demonstrate the love of God we must know the love of God and this is revealed in His word. We must know scripture so that we are able to interpret life through God’s truth and make application based on His word and not our experiences. Without knowing the word of God people will give advice and speak useless rhetoric from what they have been taught through life in this fallen world system. People will spew out the venom of what their society and life has taught them, rather than the truth of God’s word. It is only in God’s word that we can truly have life. God’s word is truth and it is life.

Jesus came and was our example. He showed us how to live a life with family and friends and before God. Jesus showed his disciples the way to live by living with them and by being the person and living the life He wanted them to live. It was not enough for Jesus to speak spiritual things to those around Him He had to live the life of a God centered person in a fallen world, with fallen people. Jesus knows our actions define who we are. We live by what we do daily and what we do every day is who we are and who we will become.

Jesus demonstrated a life of prayer. He often prayed before His disciples allowing them to see Him talk with God, His Father. The disciples were able to see where Jesus received His strength and comfort and that prayer was the secret to Jesus’ success and power. Jesus did not force His disciples to pray He kept praying before them until they asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. Jesus then gave them in a very elementary way what to say and how to pray. Sometimes it is necessary to give people small and very specific steps to take. We may think because a person has been in church for years or because they are elderly, they have certain knowledge but this is not so. Jesus gave these disciples, these grown men exactly what to say. Jesus wanted the disciples to grasp the importance and the meaning of prayer; because it is only through prayer things are changed.

We have the Holy Spirit living in us to bring to our remembrance the word of God. Therefore, it is necessary to know God’s word in order to remember it. Some people want to just regurgitate what they have heard others say in a sermon or a talk. Reading and knowing God’s word with a personal interaction between us and God, by the power of the Holy Spirit, is how we know truth. We read scriptures which, reflects to us the image of God and who we are in Him. When we know the word of God then it can become the authority of what we say and pronounce about life and ourselves. We will know the truth by the word of God and the confirmation of the Holy Spirit in us.

Jesus demonstrated that our ultimate concern should be for the souls of mankind. The ultimate purpose or the original purpose of God has not changed; that mankind would replenish the earth with life that reflects the Glory of God on the earth. Our lives must reveal the spiritual truth of God’s word and show that we can live a life in God’s love. It is only by the love we have for others, even at the cost of self, that we can demonstrate God’s kingdom reigns on earth and in our hearts, in our lives, in our homes and in our communities. If the things of this world, money, riches, or self-preservation, take precedent over the love of God for the lost, then Jesus is not Lord of that life.

Remember, Jesus showed us how to become the message and to do what needed to be done. Jesus recognized the need in every person to know God, because they were created by Him and for Him. It is love that draws people to God and love can only be displayed through faith. It is faith in God that causes us to love others even when it is against our own nature to do so. Love inspires people to be open to salvation. When people see true acts of love and kindness in the face of hate and diversity, people will know there is a difference in the world’s way and God’s people. It is this difference that will cause others to decide that they want their lives to be transformed into people for God’s kingdom of life and love.

Jesus was always before His disciples and the people teaching them about God and His kingdom by the life He lived. The things we say and do daily demonstrate what we believe about Christ. Jesus told the disciples many would say Jesus was Lord but only the true believers will take action to show He is Lord in their daily walk. Those who feed the hungry, visit the sick, those in jail and help the poor, they will demonstrate Jesus as Lord.
Jesus demonstrated with His life just as we must demonstrate with our lives the word of God works. It is relevant to life today.

Remember, we are constantly demonstrating to our children and those around us about our faith, trust and love for God by how we treat others. Jesus lived as an example and may we live as an example for others. We are learning and teaching everyday by the things we do and say. We may not be perfect but when we learn better, we should do better. Our lives are a reflection of who God is in us; follow me as I follow Christ. We are God’s exhibit.

True Love is God’s Love for Us

God’s love for us is greater than we could ever imagine. It is hard for us to believe that God who is so great, so awesome and so holy could love us in our depraved and fallen state. No matter how much we try to clean ourselves or make ourselves good on the outside, we all remember who we were before God saved us. Our past choices which lead to disappointments, failures and disgraces are things we regret and yet God knows them all and He still loves us.
We sometimes find it hard to forgive ourselves so we think it is impossible for God to forgive us and love us. Yet, God does, He loves us so much that He gave His most treasured possession, His Son Jesus, to redeem us and place us back into the family of God. No greater love can anyone have than a love that gives its life for a loved one. This is a love that is so rarely understood in this day and age because we have been taught and trained that love is about self. We tend to become self-absorbed and self-centered.

John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friend. NIV

There was a time when people took their commitment to their families and friends seriously, because the Bible was taught to them in their schools, homes, churches and community. Now the moral compass of most societies has lost its sense of true north or the true meaning of truth, love and commitment. It has been replaced with a self-preservation mentality, the thought of getting all one can get because everyone is for themselves.

Love is the highest command we have been given. It is also the most valued possession we have to give, the gift of love. Jesus is love personified, incarnate, and living in the flesh. There is no greater love than a love that will lay down its life for the one they love. This is the love Jesus expressed and set as an example for us to follow, to love others as He has loved us. Love transforms us from being preoccupied with self, being self-centered and self-focused, to being concerned for others. Love allows us to die to self and become focused on the one we love. True love or God like love causes us to be willing to sacrifice our self for the good of others.

We live in a time where the true meaning of love has been usurped, misappropriated and stolen by this world system to be associated with a temporary feeling of self-gratification or a fuzzy emotion that can be turned on and off at will. Loves’ true meaning is obedience to the supreme call of God to love others well no matter the cost to us. This is a true self-sacrifice. God so loved every person that would be born into this world that God gave His best, His Beloved Son, to redeem us and bring us back to Himself. While we were still in the rebellious act of treason against God and in the very state of sin, God’s love for us would not leave us in our depravity.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. NIV

Jesus became the Supreme Sacrifice for all mankind forever so that we may have access to the love of God as an act of our will through faith in the completed work of Christ Jesus. God’s love saw our need for a Saviour and knew we could not do it on our own so He sent Jesus to save us from ourselves and this fallen world system. God’s love for us as created individuals would still give us the choice to come to Him or reject Him. Forced obedience is not true love. God could have made us robots and demanded our obedience but true love allows the freedom of choice. This is God’s love magnified, in allowing us to choose to love Him or walk away. Though His love is forever and His hand is out stretched to receive us it is our choice and God will respect our individual will.

Many of us go desperately looking for love in all the wrong places trying to satisfy fallen and false perceptions of love. Love is not something we go looking for it is something we are. We are created to be the reflection of God’s love on the earth. It is not something we seek after it is who we are when we have the Holy Spirit living in us. The highest expression of love is giving one’s self away for the ones we love by putting others before self. Just as Jesus gave Himself as a ransom for many that we may experience the love of God and His abundant life. We too can be an expression of God’s love when we pray for others and experience His love.

True love does not ask what it will receive as an expression of love but seeks to give so to express its best to the one that is love. True love gives its best for the one they love. True love is an act of one’s will as a decision to spend one’s self for the one they love. Love is an act of kindness and generosity to those who are loved.

God’s Thoughts and Our Vision

God knows the thought that He think toward us, thought of Peace and not evil, to give us hope in our latter end and that we will call upon God and pray to Him and He will listen. The truth of God’s word is the light that dispels darkness and the lies we have been told. Jesus came and His first public message was repent-change the way you think! We no longer have to live in bondage to the lies of this world system because Jesus brought a new way of living; the kingdom of God is now on earth.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. NIV

The strategy of this fallen world system has not changed from the beginning when mankind believed a lie rather and the truth of God their creator. When we hear the story of Adam and Eve it is puzzling that they would listen, believe and eventually act on the lies they were told. They had been walking with God, seeing the majestic world and all God had created in its unaltered state. How could they listen to the lies of a stranger and not obey God? Easy, if we listen to a lie long enough we will began to believe it and our hearts will turn from the truth.

The tongue is a pen of a ready writer that writes on the hearts of mankind. The whole world and all that ***exist was made with words, God’s words. The whole world fell with words, the words of Satan. Jesus came and redeems the lives of all mankind. We can now live by the power of the Holy Spirit which is given through the word of God. We write on our hearts and the hearts of our children with words and the stories of our lives. We speak of who we are and what we will accomplish all through the power of the words we speak and believe in our hearts.

Psalm 45:1 My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer. NIV

We all have a choice, to believe God’s word or the words of this fallen world system. Jesus said the kingdom of God is here, He came that we might have life abundantly and that we are more than conquerors because we are kings and priests before God. But there is another word that comes from the father of lies and Jesus tells us he has come to kill, steal and destroy the people created in the image of God. There are two systems operating in the world, the kingdom of God and the lies of a fallen world system which is under the influence of sin.

Words are important, what we say about ourselves and others affect the way we think and influence our actions toward others. We must consider our thoughts and who we allow to speak into our lives and influence our belief system. This fallen world system has been rooted into the very fiber of all mankind. We are all born into it naturally and we are schooled in the culture and the belief that every person is for themselves. That self-preservation is man’s first principle and everything else is secondary. From the time we are born into this world we are set on the track of getting and doing for self and for some people at the expense of others no matter the cost. Unless we are born again into the kingdom of God, we will stay in the rat race of this fallen world system and if we die without Christ we will spend eternity without God.

The truth and the saving Grace of Jesus starts with God’s word, God so loved His people that God Himself came to save us. God came to seek and to save the lost, all mankind. We all have sinned, we all have gone astray from the truth of God and yet, God did not leave us to ourselves. Jesus came and exchanged His life for ours and brought with Him a new world system. The kingdom of God has come to earth is the foundation of our hope, belief and faith in God’s unfailing love for us.

We must choose to believe in a love that sacrifices all so that we would be saved. All our lives we were told we were worthless and insignificant and now the God of all creation shows His love at the cross of Jesus. God purchased those whom the world says are nothing and have no value, because He loves. Faith comes by hearing the word of God it appears to be odd and different because we had not heard it before. But God’s word is spirit and truth, it grows in the heart and soul of those who receive and believe it.

Not everyone who hears God’s word receives it as truth. This is the choice every person has as an act of their “will” to accept or reject the truth of God’s word. The seed of God’s word may be sown but it is the decision of that person as to whether they will receive the word of truth by faith.

When we saturate our mind with God’s thoughts we can begin to see the vision God has for us. When we see ourselves as God sees us we can have visions of a better future and our plans will assist us in accomplishing the things God has placed in our hearts. The fight is won or lost in the mind and battle is for our thoughts to line up with the word of God. God has planted in every person a chance to win because we all were created in His image and our spirit comes from God. But the choice and the act of the will is the privilege of all mankind given by God.

We are to use our God given mind to think on the things of God and use our tongue to be the pen of a ready writer to write the love, hope and grace of God in our hearts. Only with the truth of God’s word can we dispel the lies the world says to us and about us. In faith of God’s unfailing love for us are we able to stand in the midst of adversity in hope and we realizing we have a future, because of the thoughts and plans God has for us.

Dreams, Visions and Imagination – God Given Tools of the Soul

Dreams, visions and imagination are God given tools of the soul that transcend us from the drudgery of our present reality and our everyday monotony, to having peace in our present situation and hope for our future. God has made us in three parts; body, soul and spirit. Most people tend to pay so much attention to the body, ensuring it has all it needs and wants that they sometimes lose sight of the needs of the soul and spirit. We become so engrossed in obtaining the basics, food, clothing and shelter for the body that we lose sight of and are remiss in the things of the soul and spirit.

Our soul is motivated by hope and the expectations we have in God’s purpose and plans for our lives. God’s purpose has never changed. We were created to have dominion over our circumstances and to replenish the earth with God’s glory. God’s glory is Who He is, God’s glory is love, and therefore our purpose is to reflect the love of God in all we do. With hope in God’s word we can change what we have been taught by this world system about who we are and how we live our lives. God’s word changes our thoughts and our expectations that we are no longer tethered to the shackles this world has placed on us. With hope we dare to believe we can live a different life than the one society, our families and this fallen world has assigned to us.

Romans 5: 1-5 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

This fallen world system has sought to entrap all mankind; their body, through slavery and addictions, their soul through the lack of knowledge and the oppression of truth. Their spirit is dead and in darkness and ignorance to the light of Christ and His Salvation. When we allow our God given dreams and visions to inspire us and give us hope of a future, our imagination can take us to a place of belief that there is more, we can do more, we can be more, and this belief leads to faith. Faith believes that God can and He will do what He has promised in our lives.

Belief says God has done it before and He can do it again and faith says He will do it again, for me! Faith believes in the love God has for us. A love so strong that nothing we do can ever stop His love. A love so faithful He would never leave us alone. Though we may go through difficulties and hardships, we will survive because God is making a way. We may go through some troubles and struggles and yet, we will flourish if we do not faint, because He will never leave us nor forsake us.

We see the visible trials and look at the struggles but they are only temporary and God instructs us to look at the things that are not seen. Use your imagination to see what He says about us, to see what He has promised so that your hope will help you endure these temporary trials, which will only display your true beliefs. God has planted in us dreams and visions of the eternal life and His love for us.

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

We are to use our God given imagination to see past the natural situation and with hope expect to see the undying, endless, never ceasing love that God has for us. Though we may sit in darkness and our life appears to have gone up in flames and ashes, our Hope is in the Almighty God. God is able to raise the dead and breathe life into what was once lost. Our Hope must be in God. He is faithful even when we are not.

We can dream and imagine our future with Hope and great expectation of what God is doing on our behalf based on His word and not in some vain folktale that was designed to keep people trapped. Though we may not understand it, our faith rises in knowing God is The Master Engineer, The Orchestrator. He is in every detail, situation and circumstance and He is working all things for our good and His glory.

We must keep our eyes on the hope of His calling and His love for us. Knowing the truth of His love for us enables us to stand in the time of trials and hardships. For example it is in the testing of a metal that proves its authenticity and worth. So it is in the testing of our faith, through trials and adversity that displays our true convictions and beliefs. We should understand the testing of our faith is imperative and necessary. Without faith it is impossible to please God. Faith is only displayed in this process of testing

Remember it is our God given hopes, dreams and visions of our future that we determine and create for ourselves that allows us to stand in faith and trust the love of God for us.

Faith Is a Perspective; Faith Is a Position That Is Rooted In Love

Many people see faith just as a tool to be used to get a desired result from God. That is an aspect, a side or part of faith but “The faith” is a way of thinking, a stance, a viewpoint that determines our outlook and belief in the love of God for us. Faith is a stance of unwavering belief on the principles, precepts and truth of God’s infallible word and His love.
Faith knows and understands we are the beloved of God and His love for us is so great that He sacrificed His best, which is His Son, to retrieve His highest and most valued creation, mankind. Faith believes in the love of God and recognizes that we were created in His image to show His love. So that we may replenish the earth with His love which, we display to others. Faith is not just a process or steps to take just to go to heaven when we die and yet still live a defeated life.

Faith is a view, an attitude and commitment that we are here for God’s glory and purpose; to show God’s love to a lost world so those who do not know Him will see the power of God’s love in us. To love others unconditionally we must die to self which, can only be done from a position of faith. To follow Jesus is to deny self, deny our rights to ourselves, to deny culture, race and even our comfort, so that we may take up the cross of love. There is no greater love than to lay down our life for another and this takes a position of faith in God that He will be with us no matter the situation.

John 12:13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. NKJV

Our biggest challenge is not to fight the devil; he is a defeated foe, nor people who are against us. Our biggest challenge is to stay in love and fight the good fight of faith, when life hits us hard, when things do not seem fair or just. Our position of faith is to love. The just shall live by faith. Faith is the truth of who we are now that the Holy Spirit is living inside us and who God has called us to be.

Faith is a perspective, where we look unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. It is Christ’s love in us that causes us to see and do things differently. If Jesus is the author, then He is the Creator and Source of our faith, our love. If Jesus is the finisher of our faith then He will see it accomplished, fulfilled to its completion and that is His job. Our job is to look to Jesus, by saying yes Lord as an act of my will, I say yes to your will. Then we look to Him to see Him as our example.

Hebrews12:2 Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. NKJV

We are to look to Jesus to see how He loved others and forgave His enemies. We look to Jesus to see how He laid down His life so that the world would see the love of God. When Jesus was reviled, He did not revile, love flowed from the One being crucified on the cross. We look to see how Jesus responded to hate, being treated unfairly and unjustly. Mercy and grace abounded in every situation and the love of God was displayed. God is love and we are created in His image, to be like Him on the earth. Love does not seek its own and take into account how many times we may have been wrong.

True believers are here to love. If we miss the transformation of becoming love, then we miss the whole reason why Jesus came, died and was raised from the dead. This fallen world system wants to make the gospel appear self-centered and self-focused while we live on earth. Jesus told us heaven has come and it is in us, we do not have to wait until we die to experience heaven, because heaven is the expression of love. The Holy Spirit has come to live in us that we will be changed from the inside out, to look like Christ, to show what heaven is like on earth. We are the body of Christ, the Anointed One and we are the expression of Christ’s life on earth.

If we let the world and the wrong which is done to us, dictate our response in life, then we have allowed our experience to become lord over us. The world will not know the way to Christ unless we show it in our lives, in our actions and in the love we have for others. If we are true believers, image bearers of God, then others will see His love in us, when we respond in love and not the ways of the world.

John 13:35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.

We should reconsider our perspective on faith as being the love of God in us. If we say we abide in Jesus we ought to walk as He walked and keep His words and the love of God will be perfected in us. We are told to love one another because love is of God, and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. No matter what we face in life we are to never lose sight of who we are now that Jesus has come and He is Lord.

Remember the position of faith for the true believer is realizing who we are and who we have become now that Christ has come and He lives in us. The perspective of faith is for us to live in the light of truth of God’s love for us so we can show God’s love that is in us. Our faith, our perspective is in God’s love for us no matter what happens then we will display His love, His unconditional love to all mankind as an act of our will, we choose to love no matter the cost.

How is Your Truth Defined, By Your Experience or By God’s Word?

The word of God speaks truth! It may be truth that we have not experienced or understand, but God’s word is truth. Truth is the reason Jesus said he came, “For this cause I was born and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone that is of the truth hears My voice.” John18:37 b

God Himself has spoken and given us His written word to guide us, teach us and to be an example to us and yet, we still allow life, family, culture and society to tell us who we are and how to live. When life does not go as we planned or when there is lack, sickness or chaos, many will ask, where is the love of God? Life experiences are teaching and shaping their minds and opinions and not the word of God. These are things that seem right to a person but only lead to destruction and disappointment and they are not His truths.

Jesus came to tell us the truth of who we are and to set us free from the mindset of a fallen world system, culture and society. In this worldly system there is division, hate and an evilness that is in conflict with the things of God. Some people want to blame God for the wrong and evil that is in the world but they have been trained by a world system that lies and distorts God’s truth. Jesus came to show us God’s way of life and truth, which will equip us to fight the good fight of faith! That fight is to believe the word of God and not the lies of this world. Our fight is not with evil men or with the devil, he is a defeated foe. Our fight of faith is to believe God, to bea His image of love and to come against every lie with His truth.

We will determine what truth we will live by as our choices and decisions reflect our beliefs. Life experiences, family, culture and society teach principles and precepts they want us to believe and live by. They want to speak louder than the truth of God’s word. This fallen world system wants to tell us how to live our lives, what is important and define our worth based on our race, culture and or finances.

Many may fall into that trap of assessing their worth, value and quality of life based on a lie that tells them they are failures and how bad and sinful they are. The true Gospel of Jesus tells us that we are valued, a pearl of great price, because of God’s love for us. He sent His Son Jesus to pay our debt that He may redeem us back unto Himself.

When we constantly think about how bad and sinful we are and that we will never live up to God’s righteousness, then we focus in on our sin and see ourselves as worthless. This is a lie from the world to get us to think we are bad. So as a man thinks, so is he in his mind. The trick of the enemy is to get us to think we are worthless and think bad of ourselves and thereby open us up to all types of negative suggestions, thoughts of failure and sin.

The truth of God’s word says we are made the righteousness of Jesus and thereby we can see ourselves as good. Though we may not be perfect at all times, we are good because we believe in the completed work of Christ, not our experiences. The world would label us according to the deeds and actions of our past but God has called us a new creation and the old things are passed away.

2 Corinthians 5:21 For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. KJV

Which truth will we live by? Truth as defined by our experiences and this fallen world’s opinions or will we let our life be defined by the love of God and the word of God? This western world culture wants to define God’s love and the Christian life without challenges, hardships and struggles. This is not what we see in God’s word. Most every servant of God or prophet had adversity, tribulation and persecution and yet they endured. Though we have the benefit of seeing their lives lived and completed with victory, they did not know the end of the story but their faith in the word of God and not their circumstances enabled them to live transformed lives. Even when they were disobedient, God used their failures to teach, train and transform them into His image and their created purpose.

When the chaos of life ensues, then we must choose to trust the truth of God’s word, the truth of Who He is. No matter the situation or the outcome as we see it, God’s word is true. God is working all things out for our good.

2 Corinthians 4:8-10 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed, we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesu might be made manifest in our body. KJV

Consider the truth of God’s word when you enter into challenges and tribulations. Know that God is with us in every situation and He has a plan and a way for us to escape. Though we may be troubled on every side, perplexed and cast down but we will not be destroyed when we see every challenge met with God’s supply. All of life’s situations have provisions made by God. All those who believe and trust in God will allow their truth to be defined by the word of God and not be defined by their experiences.

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