No matter what we face in life, we can know that we are not alone. We have been chosen from the beginning of time to bear the image of the omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, omnibenevolent King of the Universe.
We may not know how we got to where we are today, but we can know that we were made for a purpose on purpose. As we allow incarnate love into our life we can become a new creation - old things pass away and new things are born.
As we receive Jesus’ Spirit we will find healing, hope and wholeness. Jesus loves us and He leads us into our destiny and purpose. He never leaves us nor forsakes us. Our Lord is with us, for us and on our side.
We will find as we follow the Good Shepherd that we lack nothing. He will lead us to lush provision, peace that transcends and the restoration of our soul. As we plant ourselves in the community of believers, goodness and grace will radically pursue us and overtake us; in time we will begin to flourish in every realm of life.
Genesis 1:28, Psalm 139:13-15, 2 Cor 5:17, John 15:7, Romans 8:31-37, Psalm 23
In life we can feel that we are always missing something. We can be on the search to try to fill our void. However, Jesus said that the Kingdom of Heaven is within us.
We were made in the image of God, created for union with Him, healthy relationships with others and a destiny to steward. When the world became upside down, we lost our connection and we lost our way. God’s relentless love could never leave us disconnected. Jesus left Heaven for earth to save not condemn us. He embraced us, healed us, and set us free. He gave His life at the cross so we could be reconnected to the Father and restored to all we were made for.
As we receive Jesus into our heart, the wealth of the Kingdom is in us. As we grow in our relationship with God, we will find the true riches in life: acceptance, love, joy, peace, and well-being. When we are continually filled by the love we are made for, we will find over time that we become everything we are destined to be and step into all that we were fashioned for.
Luke 17:21 – “Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”
We can be very discouraged in life when we carry the weight of the world. We sometimes feel as if everything is up to us to make sure an upside down world is right side up again. However, the truth is there is an omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent infinite God of the universe carrying the heavy weight of redemption. Our part is light and easy: simply receive grace and allow it to flows to others.
God created everything including us. He made us and shaped us in His image for fellowship with Him, healthy relationships with others and mission on planet earth. Even when it all seemed lost God sent Jesus, His only begotten son, to earth for us on a search and rescue mission.
Jesus revealed the Father’s love to us in and through His life, death and resurrection. We were once in fellowship that became lost; but now we can be in a constant loving parent-child relationship with our Heavenly Father God.
As we go through life we can be united to Jesus in prayer. We will be able to walk into our calling and destiny with Jesus’ light and easy weight. As we trust in and lean upon Him, we can see God at work in us and through us. Ultimately we will find that God will use us to love, restore, reconcile and empower others, because His unfailing love is overflowing, contagious and redemptive.
Romans 5:17 - For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.