Good evening, everyone! How was your weekend? I hope it was filled with resting and spending time with friends and family. It was for me. I’m thankful for God’s new blessing and mercies today and for the opportunity to rest and regroup for the new work week.
Today I bring you another delicious snack. Pastor Josh teamed up with God on this one and, as always, the result was amazing.
We have been given power from the Holy Spirit to self govern. We are able to love unlovable people. Jesus finished the work on the cross. He is the most amazing thing that happened on this earth. Don’t ever feel like you’ve arrived. That’s when you stop growing. There’s still room to press toward the mark. We’re healthy by the presence of God in us. Forward momentum doesn’t last. The disciples followed Jesus everywhere he went. When it was time for Jesus to go he sent the comforter, the Holy Spirit. He takes us where we thought we were fine to where we never could’ve gotten on our own. We get to that place by faith. Jesus died, went to the grave, rose again, and gave the Holy Spirit. To some comfort is king. Jesus didn’t promise comfort, but tribulation, a place of training so he can send us where he wants us to go.
Jesus is an A plan. He knows what was needed. We can’t wait for someone else to do something we can do. Jesus is on the move. Don’t settle for a sense of comfort. Jesus paid for our new identity and we must lay hold to it by faith. We’re not a sense of something. We are family, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters of God. Jesus had to die in our place to ake care of our sin. Confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord and his death covers our sin. This is a walk of faith. Jesus Christ is God. Have faith to step toward others that they may know comfort.
“And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.”
Colossians 2:13-14 NKJV