“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.”
“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
Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, poetry in merciful lands, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering, tolerating one another and forgiving one another, if one has a complaint against another, as Christ forgave him So should you.
The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith.
1 Timothy 1:5 NLT