People are hungry for direction; the world is hungry to know what the future holds for them, even if the information comes from demonic sources. Counterfeit direction is not just operating in the world. Even as Christians, we have to be on guard or we can be led to make decisions based on our emotions, our flesh and our insecurities, wrongly assuming it is His divine direction and guidance. receiving clear direction is determined by our ability to hear God and be led by His Spirit.
What does God want me to do? What is God’s perfect will for my life? How can I have confidence that I’m making the ‘right’ decision? Which degree? Which job? Which car? Who to marry? When it comes to discovering God’s will, we need to start by asking the right questions, and a perfect place to start is with “what does God really care about?”
There is a gap. It seems that God's people have always had an issue with 'insiders' and 'outsiders' and we live in a day and age where people live on the outside and they don't get to have a face on face with Jesus, but they're encounter is with you and with me. Our job description is to reduce the gap, 2 Corinthians 5:20.
Jesus treated people differently. He placed value on everyone, no matter how society or culture had defined them. He’s calling us to do the same. As the God-Man, He lived a life that embodied Micah 6:8, a life that showed us how to do justice and love mercy.
Through the perfect life of Christ, His death was the payment made for all our failures to fulfil the Law brought through Moses, and the impossible standards that are set in our lives. Unconditional love, which is His Grace and truth which is the gospel, has driven out all the condemnation in our lives. The one way love of Jesus has set us free!
Jesus displayed the heart and nature of God to heal people. It was His compassion for the oppressed and broken-hearted that moved Him to heal; and it still is today. He wants to repair, rebuild and restore broken people, cities and nations. Once we have established in our heart it is God's will to heal people, than faith can operate because faith begins where the will of God is known.
Jesus in his manhood had a deep and intimate relationship with God. He called Him Abba. Translated, Abba means Daddy, Papa, Father. He came to introduce us to God as Father. His passion was to show us who Abba is and what He’s like. He came to invite us to share the same intimate relationship with the Father as he had. Not as slaves or servants, but as dearly loved children. Sons and daughters of our Father in Heaven.
Jesus was heavens ultimate answer for a broken earth. So many who watched and waited for the Messiah to come missed Him as he walked on by. He came in such an unexpected package. The most spectacular thing earth had witnessed; Incarnation: the union of the Godhead and manhood in the person of Jesus. He is, was and always will be God but He became man so that He might be a bridge between heaven and earth.
There's a difference between your time & your turn. Don't just show up on time to the waiting room of life but live as though it is your turn. Live with the mentality that you have been approved, chosen and accepted by God. We don't have to prove ourselves through our own strength or ability, we are validated by Christ in us.