By; Pastor Jan Bosman
We are living in some awesome days.
Some are saying you have got to be kidding, don’t you listen to the news or read the paper? What is happening to the foundation of this once Christian nation?
Well, I believe we are being delivered out of religious routines to a genuine relationship and intimacy with our Father God, that he has been longing for. When we receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we have to learn to live out of a brand new identity.
We are forgiven and now we live in Christ Jesus, Acts 17:28 “in him we live and move and have our being.”
So many are fearful, that need to experience how much God loves us. 1 John 4:17 “Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as he is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” NKJV
Our walk with the Lord is not on a performance basis, but instead; drawing near to him enjoying His love, and loving Him with all that is within us, while we learn more about who we are in him through the Word of God. As we do the Spirit of God makes it come alive in us and now we can speak it over our circumstances.
The Bible says as a man thinks in his heart so is he, so change your mind beloved of God and let the Word of God transform your life into who you were created to be in Christ Jesus. So instead of meditating on all that is wrong, celebrate living in the presence of Papa God, the Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit, for we are so greatly loved and appointed to be alive at this time in his fullness and completeness.
Philemon 6 that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
We need to learn to live in thanksgiving and praise for all that is ours in him, that is also when we give place to his tangible presence in our life. This was David’s approach to God. Psalms 22:3 “But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel.” NKJV
Our God, who spoke this earth into existence and who is equipping us to be alive at this time, is so much bigger than all that is going on on this little planet called earth. So let his love get you beside yourself, wrapped up in him and love him with your whole heart, not halfhearted or double minded with the cares and worries of this life.
You may even feel like you are the underdog, well so did Gideon in Judges 6 and Moses on the backsite of the desert, then there is Esther and Ruth and Rahab, oh but how God transformed their lives when they just looked at him and obeyed his word. He looks for the underdog to raise them up in himself with power to bring change to nations.
God has given everyone of us a free will to chose, and since our Papa God is a rewarder of all that diligently seek him, press in to bring as it is with him in heaven down here through your meditation and declaration. Just like Esther we have been chosen for such a time as this to live it out in his fullness as an overcomer.
You know Father God wants to show Jesus the Savior to the whole world, for he is not willing that any should perish in an eternity away from him. But guess what the only ones that are equipped to do this are the ones who have given their lives to Jesus and are born again through the blood he shed for us on the cross. They, that walk in His name, are his hands and feet and mouth to manifest his love and peace and fullness everywhere with Holy Spirit’s help. Many are crying like the prophet Jeremiah spoke in 17:14 “Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; Save me, and I shall be saved, For You are my praise. 15 Indeed they say to me, ‘Where is the word of the Lord? Let it come now!’” NKJV
John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have (perfect) peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer (take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted). For I have overcome the world. (I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.)” AMP
So choose you this day whom you will serve, only in him we overcome, and you will not be disappointed.