Bible Verse of the Day
As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.
You know I used to say that being a parent was the hardest most rewarding job (role) you could ever have, and although that is close, it is not the most difficult.
Do you know what I think is the hardest, most rewarding job in the world? Being a Christian… now before you dismiss this as some type of blasphemy give me a chance to explain.
When you become a Christian it is a wonderful/vital thing … but rarely does anyone tell you what you will be facing now or to help you understand the assault you have been living under…
I remember when I accepted Christ in my heart and the joy, excitement and peace I felt. People that came to congratulate me, which was great; but I wish one of them would have said that there was much more to the story than meets the eye.
I grew up in a really good church, full of nice people, most of the sermons in the church were about God’s love and sacrifice (at least the ones I can remember). Not once do I remember anyone in the congregation or even from the pulpit mention the truth of the spiritual warfare, that the enemy was still active, about the deep truth of grace, the truth of my identity in Him, etc…
Before I go on I am not blaming anyone, I believe most of these were good hearted people trying to make it through life.
When I began to hear and read about the enemy and how he comes after us even more as we try to walk deeper with the Father, to understand the grace of the Father and what that really means, to know that I am His beloved and that He is crazy about me, that in my worst day I still have His Spirit in my heart helping me to grow and learn in this new creation I became. I began to understand and live more fully and more alive than I ever have and that is more rewarding than anything else can be in our lives.
The hard part comes in holding onto these truths; you see, the enemy, the world, our old nature (flesh) all fight against me growing, healing, restoring that God is doing in our lives. The assault never stops trying to erode the foundation of the truth of hope in my heart.
But the hope (truth) of it is that we do not fight alone, The Father, The Son, Te Holy Spirit are fighting a long side us and for us we have brothers and sisters here in this battlefield as allies to help us through the barrages aimed at us.
The truth is this is the only option that gives and leads to the promise of this hope.
So walk dear friends in the deep truths of God, be alert, do not walk alone, and follow Him on the narrow road. It is worth it.
In the Father’s love,
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