Monday, September 14, 2015

From My Heart

This past weekend my family and I went to see "War Room" at the movies.  I highly recommend this Christian movie to everyone; Christian or not.  It served as a great reminder as to who our enemy really is.  We are busy fighting the people God puts in our lives to no avail.  We have difference of opinions, desires, and expectations and we assume that our enemies are the people who disagree with us or see things differently.  However, we all have the same enemy rather we realize it or not; satan.

Enough of that though.  I want to lift up the name of Jesus and Who He is.  He is more than a fairy tale, a good man, a prophet, etc.  He is the Son of the Living God who came down to earth as a human baby.  He grew up with earthly parents as well as His Heavenly Father.  He walked this earth sinless and rocked the world of the religious and people who only followed man-made rules but do not love or obey the true living God.  He was ultimately crucified even though he did nothing wrong.  However, that was not the end of the story!  He rose again on the third day and is living now!  He can give you eternal life when you die and can give you abundant life now while you are living.  He is real.

We are living in a time where confusion is rampant.  People do not regard God's word as the truth anymore.  We see people every day that call themselves Christians but do not follow Christ nor His Word. I do not claim to be a brilliant Bible scholar, however, I do know enough of God's word to know that in John 14:15, Jesus says if we love Him we will keep His commandments.  Notice the link between love and keeping the commandments.  It will be our LOVE for Him that will drive us, not just rules and laws.

If you find yourself discouraged and confused today, I want to remind you that God can clear up the haze that this world can leave in our minds. He is still the answer.  He is still the Truth!  He is still our Hope!  We have to stay in God's Truth which is found in HIS Word.  Romans 12:2 tells us the key to overcoming our confusion: Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is , that which is good and acceptable and perfect.  How do we renew our minds?  We get into God's Word and we believe God's truth instead of believing what the world tries to feed us as truth.