Do remember who you are in Christ?
Good day everyone!
I was led to this message for everyone to reflect on. Maybe you are going through a difficult stretch. Where every day a new problem seemed to pile on top of an older one. Where you were increasingly asking, “God, why are you allowing all these things to happen?” “Why?” Small word but a big question. At some point it begins to seem like the biggest question of all. You want to say to God, “Another problem? Really? Don’t I have enough already?” If that is where you are at this moment my answer to you is “We don’t always know the reasons,” “but we can always know the goal.” Have a wonderful day as you remain in His presence. Love you all. Jeff
Remember who you are in Christ?
Maybe you don’t understand the difference, but hopefully this passage will help Colossians 3:10. “God is always in the renewal business; His goal is to renew you in knowledge in His own image.”
I hope It encourages you to think less about what God was doing to you and more about what He wanted to do within you. You may not have understand much of why the problems were piling up, but you could understand a lot about how you need to respond. You need to “put on the new self,” to more fully embrace the new nature He had created within you when you came to Christ. You could become more like Christ. If you can’t control the problems – and so often we cannot – you can respond by asking for God’s help to put on this new self in His image. This would be a new self that trusted in His love, experienced His peace, asked for His wisdom, and relied on His strength.
Remember difficulties are, well, difficult, even painful. But this will give you hope to get through the difficulties. You can be sure that God is at work in your life and that in the end He will do a good work within you. If you are experiencing a difficulty, pain or hurt, bring it to God in prayer. Ask Him to give you wisdom in how to respond. He is always at work to renew your life. You can trust Him to carry you through until, as the Apostle Paul tells us, Christ “is formed in you” (Galatians 4:19).