As I wake up on this GLORIOUS Monday morning to start my new week, I can rest assure that no matter how frustrated I get with what happens in the name of politics and in this world that we live in, I will some day spend eternity in heaven with my Lord & Savior. When I look back on my days of walking in darkness, being controlled by the world and its sinful ways, I can’t help but ask myself,
WHAT IF…I would’ve died during that time?
WHAT IF…Jesus would’ve returned?
WHAT IF…I would’ve never heard The Gospel?
“It is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.” (Philippians 2:13)
Although I have broken free from the shackles of sin, I do however still have faults and I do fall short daily. I still have a my moments when I let politics get the best of me.. My reaction to the news from the SCOTUS on Friday had nothing to do with the actual sin of homosexuality. My reaction was solely directed towards the Supreme Court “redefining” something they never defined in the first place. After spending 25 years in the floral industry, I think it’s pretty safe to say that I’ve probably been around and formed more friendships with more gay men and women than the majority. To be perfectly honest, I never had a problem hugging my gay men that were customers, no more than I did hugging the straight female. Did I agree with their choice of lifestyle? No, but that didn’t make me care for them or love them any less… Nor did it change the way I treated them. The same goes for my customers that that had committed adultery or the ones that had drinking problems, did drugs, looked at pornography etc… etc… Sin is sin… Their sin is no greater than my sin. I don’t, have never, never will think, act or treat like I’m better in a better place than someone else.. My salvation allows me to go freely to God, often several times a day to seek refuge & forgiveness for my failures. He has transformed my life. He has changed my thoughts, my actions & my ways. He has blessed me and continues to bless me far more than I deserve. I have found my security in knowing Him, He is the One that died for me and set me free.
What about you?
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)
Jesus is the TRUTH; the One who came to set you free. When the Holy Spirit controls your mind and actions more fully, you become free in Him. You are increasingly released to become the one He created you to be. This is a work that He does in you as you as you yield to His Spirit. God does His best work when you sit still in His Presence and focus entirely on Him.
Let God’s thoughts burst freely in your consciousness, stimulating abundant Life. He is the Way and the Truth and the Life. As you follow Him, He leads you along paths of newness; ways you have never imagined. Don’t worry about what is on the road map up ahead because He wants you to find your security in knowing Him, the One who died to set you free.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
MY CHALLENGE PRAYER for YOU.. Find your security in the One whom died for you & set you free..