This Christmas season reminds us of the many promises of God. The promise that God Himself will appear in human flesh was realized when Jesus was born that starry night. The beautiful Immanuel “God is with us.” No matter what you may be enduring, Jesus is with you! This is God’s promise to all believers.
In a culture where the tide is constantly changing, how do followers of Christ view the current affairs of the world we live in? The Apostle Paul encourages, “And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12:1-2 NLT).
Our view (followers of Jesus Christ), is to embrace a biblical worldview. The question I have for you is, “Do your views, ideas, and philosophies align with the Bible, or do the reflect what we are seeing in society?” As Paul said, “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world.” The blessing of having a biblical worldview translates, “Then you will learn to know God’s will for you . . .”
Jesus invested in people. The largest contribution He made toward people was when He died on the cross. The dividends continue to benefit countless people who embrace Him as Lord and Savior.
1 John 3:18 says, “Little Children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
You don’t need to be afraid! “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”
(1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV)
Be fearless for the Lord! Allow Him to guide you, and you’ll be amazed at what you can do!
The storms of life will come . . . are you able to stand?
We are all going to go through times of difficulty, thats a fact! When your foundation is rooted in Christ you won’t get decimated; you actually have a fighting chance to stand.
The Apostle Paul, warning the church to stand firm says, “Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.” (Ephesians 6:11-13 NLT).
Align yourself with a relationship with Christ. You have a purpose. That purpose is rooted in a relationship with Jesus Christ. Life, relationships and vocation will begin to make sense when you surrender to Christ.
The Apostle Paul in his encouraging word to the church said, “For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.” (Colossians 1:9-14 NKJV)
Have you fought with a troubled past? Can the bad things from your past be used in a healthy way to bring about good?
Are you ready to grow up and stop giving excuses for problems you have? Get into, and fall in love with God’s Word! The apostle Paul stated in the book of Romans, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek” (Romans 1:16 NKJV)