If our Father is the Creator of the heavens and earth, just exactly what does that make us? Priests - Prophets and Kings! With each comes the authority from our anointing by the Holy Spirit. And Jesus clearly tells us as He prepares to Ascend that we will do greater things. We need to dismiss the feelings of fear and uncertainty, embrace our God's love and plan, and do just that: Greater Things! Praise God!
Jesus wanted to see the world ablaze. With Him we can do just that. A burning heart is contagious. No fear, no anxiety, no contempt. We see everything for what it truly is: temporary. Anything not good is of the evil one and he has already lost. Praise God!
Requires the proper equipment. Are we properly equipping ourselves to run the daily race of life? Times are getting tougher and there will be more challenges to test our faith. Jesus offers us everything w need to endure as He has already invested in our success. Praise God!~
The evil one creates and places countless distractions in front of us to deter us from our true goal. The world tells us they are harmless and it is our right to live the ways of the world. But Jesus tells us something different. He tells us the truth, although often hard to accept, that we may be worthy of His salvation. Praise God!
"To suffer together." The early Christians certainly embraced it; all the way to martyrdom. We live in increasingly challenging times. And while we might not be fed to the lions; the emotional struggles can prove nearly unsurmountable without Jesus. He suffered for us and we are invited into that with Him. The only question is do we trust Him and our brothers and sisters to stay true to out faith and our God? Praise God!
Gave us everything in the beginning. And that wasn't enough. What exactly do we think we deserve or need that He hasn't given us? We only have to ask our Father in the prayer His Son gave us. Praise God!
How do we view (judge) people who don't look, act, or think like us? We likewise are viewed by others and their criteria. This butterfly depends on the flower of this thistle. And while maybe considered a weed rightly it serves a great purpose. Praise God!
The fundamentals of faith are no nonsense and if lived to the fullest extent possible bring about no nonsense. We talk about wanting an easy, simple, life and the answer to all of our problems is right there in front of us because our God knows we need it and gives it to us fully. We need to stop saying no to Him, and just say yes and thank you. Praise God!