“16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
Spent some time with a good friend today that I haven’t seen in awhile. This time spent with him was nothing but an awesome blessing. He’s a friend that spoke so much Gospel truth into my life, Gospel truth that I really needed to hear. He reminded me of some the truth that I so often forget, look past, and blind myself to see. It’s easy to walk through this life blinded to our sin, the enemy’s distractions and temptations and in a world that is so focused on “I” it’s easy to forget that it not about “I” but it’s all about God and the Good News of what He’s done for us by sending His Son Jesus Christ!
It’s the most important truth we could ever come to know and as much as being reminded of it helped me in my life today, I want to extend the same truth and blessing to you so you too can be reminded of the only truth that really matters in this life. God loves us, He loves us despite our past, despite our sin, despite our putting Him second place in our lives when compared to ourselves and our desires. He loves us so much despite all that, so much He sent His only Son to die in our place. Jesus Christ died for me and you when we are still sinners. He paid the cost for our sins and the first moment we believe in Him, our sins are washed away, our sins are wiped clean, gone forever. Just because your sin nature draws you into committing sins today and the enemy tells you all these lies and excuses to why you’re so bad, why your situation of bad circumstances or addictions is impossible. We hear so many lies, we tell ourselves so many lies but the TRUTH is that as a follower of Jesus Christ, your sins have been forgiven.
You may feel at times so far from God because of your weakness or emotions of defeat and fear. But have faith! God is always there, He is always there for you in every situation. God is so loving and so faithful to us, He is there to meet our every need, we just have to ask. Stay in constant communication with Him because as a follower of Christ you have been given eternal life, a new life into adoption as a CHILD OF GOD!!! No sin, no person or ant lie the enemy tells you can separate you from your Father! Jesus didn’t die and give us life to the fullest so we could feel defeated and live a life in the lowest. Jesus died for us to give us LIFE, eternally and now! Jesus did everything for us so we could walk triumph, walk in victory of what He has done! Because despite all the lies, the truth is that we may face some battles, we may even lose some, but at the end of the day you’re still a Child of God and you can rest in knowing the TRUTH that the ultimate war has been won! You aren’t a product of your emotions, your sin, the past mistakes you’ve made or your current circumstances, you are a product of the cross!!! Have faith in what Jesus has done for you, have faith in knowing that no matter what you’re a child of God and have faith in knowing that nothing can come at you and there’s nothing you can do or not do that makes the fact that Christ has saved you, brought you to LIFE in Him and has washed your sins away. The price has been paid, there’s no need to try and pay something that’s already been paid!!! The victory has been won, there’s no need to walk in defeat as a victim when God has called you VICTOR!
Message somebody today, call them, go hang out with them, send an encouraging word their way, speak the TRUTH that God has given us to them reminding them and blessing them with God’s awesome love and truth of the Gospel! My buddy was that person for me today and I want to be that person for you so you can be that person for someone else! The truth breathes life into people, breathes life into you, breathe it, speak it, and live it today Child of God!!!!