As children of God we belong to Him and He so longs to have every bit of us. His purpose is to consume us with His holy fire of passionate love. And too often we turn away, believing we have to do more, be more, say more…be someone we are not. All He wants is for us to finally let go and just sit in His Presence, to believe that we are His precious possession…and it is when we sit there that He can open our eyes to that which He wants us to see and participate in, in HIS timing. Paul’s words in Romans 1 (NLT) apply to all of us who have given our hearts to our Lord and Savior, we BELONG:
And you are included among those Gentiles who have been called to belong to Jesus Christ. I am writing to all of you … who are loved by God and are called to be his own holy people.
You are CHOSEN and CALLED and will NEVER BE REJECTED when you come
There is nothing you have to do to earn God’s Love. He has CHOSEN you from your mother’s womb to be His beautiful son/daughter. He has CALLED you for His great purposes and He will NEVER REJECT you when you come to Him:
John 15: 16 (NLT)
You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.
John 6: 37 (NLT)
However, those the Father has given me will come to me, and I will never reject them.
God is ALWAYS with you
He has sent us His beautiful Spirit of Truth to take us by the hand and guide us, day by day, moment by moment. Each and every day He is calling us to Him, to commune with Him, to read His Word and respond to His Spirit’s nudging in prayer and deed. When we are overcome by emotions: fear, despair, insecurity, anger, grief…He is RIGHT there WITH us, longing for us to lean into His open arms.
In Matthew 28: 20 (ESV) Jesus promises us: “And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
You WILL BLESS others with the Good News you share
No matter how many flock to read your words, like your page, comment on what you share: each and every time you give voice to the Good News of freedom from captivity through Christ Jesus it carries power! The Spirit’s Power to release one person from captivity, one person from shame, one person from fear, one person from despair, one person from the awful wages of sin…one person who will share this News with another and another and another!! Yes, LORD, “I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart, I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done. I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High” (Psalm 9: 1 – 2, NLT):
Romans 1: 16 (NLT)
For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile.[g]
So let’s be BOLD clothed in His Power and authority. Let’s lean into our identity as chosen, worthy sons and daughters of the Most High King. Let’s be obedient to our calling to share His freedom-carrying Good News. Let’s lift up our souls to God alone. Let’s be a “generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face, O God of Jacob” (Psalm 24: 6, NIV), so that we too may “receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God his Saviour” (Psalm 24: 5).
Hebrews 6: 18 – 19 (NLT) So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.