I really needed Jesus this week, and when I actually sat down to just seek Him, He came.
Paul said in Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” We’ve received the spirit of adoption and our new identity is in Christ. When he was crucified and put to death at Calvary, we died with him. But, just as Christ has risen, we are now alive in Christ. The privilege to be called Sons and Daughters of God was given through an amazing act of Love. A love that has no bounds! He loved me even before I was born. Every Christian probably knows this but, praise be to my Lord, He reminded me at 2:00am. His love is sweet, His love is true and it never gives up. There is none like my Father in Heaven. His Perfect Justice, His loving rebukes, they are all so GOOD. But everything that we do is to give God Glory! God’s Love saved me from self-centeredness so that I can glorify him more. We love others not to just care for them, but to give God Glory! He did not die to make much of us, but to free us to enjoy making much of God forever.
With this amazing Love from God, there just isn’t any space for negativity. Our joy is given through glorifying God! It’s what we’ll be doing in heaven for eternity! Worthy is the lamb who was and is and is to come! Doesn’t sound joyful? We need to constantly be in the Spirit. Galations 5:16 “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.”
Help me God.