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).
Jesus is a safe harbor
I am a follower of Jesus. I am a grateful delivered woman who was once an addict, but now God has restored me and renewed me. I have been redeemed and remade by our Creator through salvation of His Son, Jesus Christ! I just want to share what God has done in my life that you may have the opportunity to experience the same joy He gave me. I give God all the glory for everything in my life for I couldn't accomplish anything apart from Him.
If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free, John 8:32.
He puts people in my life that help me and gives me the opportunity to help another. I am never surprised by his love and blessings. God has placed a confidence and love in myself that I have never had before… so "Thank you God".. for the many True Blue Christians you have put in my life and for all the blessings you bestow on me daily. I have not come this far without lots of prayers and the help and love of my true friends and family and I thank you God for those special people in my life. You are 100% my Savior! I will forever have your name on my lips.
I realize now with lots of prayer and reading of the Word… that all the answers were here for me and I never asked the questions. Although I still struggle daily with other life’s daily cards that are dealt, I have an attitude now of “NO MATTER WHAT “– I will praise You, Lord~~~through my storms and my triumphs! I have much more to share and would love to answer any questions anyone may have for through all my trials what has come to be is that I want to help others to see what I didn’t see and hopefully prevent the same hurts, guilt, shame and woes that I had to deal with and give them the best gift of all… JESUS!
I believe it's important that we know who we are in God ... We are a one of a kind and God has made us like no other for a purpose- His purpose. Yes, bad things happen and yes, we make poor choices, but we don't have to continue to make them. God's mercies are new each day. Once we realize, know and most importantly believe who we are in Christ, that we are a child of God, we are not an accident, and whatever the circumstances before us each day no matter what they are... God gives us the choice and the power of Him to choose right and live right. We no longer have to live in the past, but in the present and look with expectation to the future with God by our side guiding us and directing our steps. He is our strength and our hope needs to reside in Him. Let his power and love work in your life today and see that life does not have to be the way you are living now. He wants to help you, but you have to let him. He can't make us come to him, he is not lost - WE ARE!
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