“God’s Word is for our good. Its purpose is not to restrict us or stop us from enjoying life, but to protect us and keep us on track. I am not saying that His Word must be applied to our lives as a rigid law or principal. This can only lead to frustration and condemnation. No, His Word needs to become real to us through the ministry of His Holy Spirit in us, whose purpose is to teach us and lead us into all truth and understanding. Our responsibility is to keep our hearts and minds open, to be willing to be lead into all truth, not to try to reason or justify, but simply to accept what He wants to do. This will bring real freedom to our lives.
Read His Word, study it, listen to it, absorb it as much as you can, and trust the Holy Spirit to write it on the tablet of your heart.”
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
As tests and trials come our way, it can often be tempting to give in to discouragement. However, what we often see as a negative event might be the beginning of something amazing God is purposing for us!
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
A few weeks ago, I was given a plant! It was small and fragile and I wasn’t sure how to look after it properly. That day, I spent hours searching online on how to care for this specific type of plant and even called some people to ask some further questions. The day I was given this plant, I was overwhelmed with joy, but simultaneously felt a big responsibility. It was now mine and I had to make sure it’d be healthy and grow to the point of bearing some beautiful flowers which I couldn’t wait to see!