Be Transformed in Christ

In Christ we are called to be set apart (1 Peter 1:16) which means we will be unique and different from the world. As followers of Jesus we are empowered to live (and love) in radically different ways empowered by the Spirit of God. Quite simply, the lives, marriages, relationships, thought process, and actions should reflect the God whom we serve.

 

So many are terrified to be different, fearing the insults and ridicule of others. I know this fear (I struggle with deep insecurity) but we are called to please God, not men. Paul says it this way: if I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Jesus Christ. (Galatians 1:10)

 

Today may the light of Christ shine brightly in what we do, what we say, what we post and share, and how we live our lives.

Give Your Cares to Jesus

God doesn’t get angry when we are anxious, He calls us to Him for peace, mercy and grace. (Hebrews 4:16) Although we don’t know what tomorrow holds, we know Who holds tomorrow. Tonight no matter what you are facing, Jesus is calling you to Him for rest. (Matthew 11:28)

Jesus reminds us that God knows (and will provide for) our needs; the call is for us to first seek the kingdom of God. (Matthew 6:33)

With Jesus Nothing is Impossible

The same Jesus who opened the eyes of the blind, gave hearing to the deaf, healed the lame and the leper, and raised the dead back to life, knows your name. In Christ nothing is impossible. No life is too broken or gone to be saved. No marriage or relationship is too past saving. No sickness or addiction is too powerful. In Jesus, all things are possible.

 

In my brief time on this planet one lesson I have learned well is this… even if Jesus doesn’t, His plan, purpose, and grace are enough for me. Even though Jesus could have stopped the wreck that tried to destroy my life, He didn’t. Although Satan thought the wreck and death of my late wife Cassie and daughter Brynleigh would destroy me, Jesus had a purpose beyond the pain. Today everything that Satan tried to steal is still in the unshakable hands of the God of the universe.

 

My prayer for us both today is we would remember with Jesus it isn’t a matter of “if He can”. He is the God of the impossible. When Jesus speaks, galaxies spin into existence. The same God who conquered death, hell, and the grave lives in me. In Christ nothing is beyond His power to save, redeem, restore, and rebuild.