1 John 3:1
Behold what manner of love the Father has given unto us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knows us not, because it knew him not.
We are called sons and daughters of the living God. What and honor that was bestow on us by Jesus Christ when he laid his life bare on a cross of wood. Condemn to die not because He did anything but what we did. Can you picture Him on the cross and the pain He endured so we can live a life like no other? His cry of pain and loneliness when He said, “My God, my God why have you forsaken me?” His Father couldn’t look upon His Son because of the sin that He carried for us His sons and daughters of the living God.
We who call Abba Father have a responsibility to our Father Jesus Christ. We need to run the race and do not think that you can’t. What do I have to share or give? You have nothing to give. But, Jesus Christ has everything to give and he calls us to live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. (Galatians 5:25) The Holy Spirit is here to teach, train, comfort, and live through us to the dying world that Jesus came to save.
The Lord has called us to deny ourselves and pick up the cross and follow him. (Matthew 16:24) I know this is hard because I struggle with it myself. I cry out to the Lord on bended knee in the whys of me. I can’t write. But, that is what’s great about our relationship because I need him desperately to help me. If I had a mission that was easy I probably wouldn’t depend on Him so much. Probably think I know what I need to do and do it on my own. Thinking that I was doing what God wanted and all the time doing it in myself. That is what King Saul did and God left him. King David needed God and David cried out to God. “The God of my rock; in him will I trust:he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence.” (2 Samuel 22:3)
We can learn so much from the men and women in the Bible who walk with God. The Lord was with them and working through them. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8) The Holy Spirit is alive in you and Jesus Christ sent Him to you. He wants to be part of your life if you will let go of your life you can have His life.
The issue here is control. Let’s let go of the control button and let’s let the Holy Spirit reign in our life. I do not know about you but I do not have a learner’s permit to drive the Holy Spirit vehicle. I think some of you think you do know everything there is to know about the Holy Spirit. I like a good mystery and I like surprises that happen when you walk the walk with Jesus Christ at the head. It’s an exciting adventure for all ages from running a marathon in the rain forests to hang gliding through the mountains. My ways are scary and costly they take me through the darkest jungles of the Amazons to the lion pits in Africa and that does not interest me anymore.
We are called sons of God and that means we can travel first class with Jesus Christ as our pilot. We think because we did this horrible thing that Jesus won’t forgive you. He said to the woman at the well. Does anyone condemn you? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn you: go, and sin no more. (John 8:11)
Don’t make the reason for not entering in to what the Lord has for you be ‘sin’. We all struggle with sin and cry out to God to help us. With God’s help you can overcome any obstacle in your life. Read the heroes in the Bible and you will find many sinners there. King David was and adultery and murderer. Moses was a murderer, too. Some of our great preachers of this day have battle with addictions and sins. ‘Almighty LORD, you made heaven and earth by your great strength and powerful arm. Nothing is too hard for you. (Jeremiah 32:17)
Romans 8:37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
1John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus.
Thank you, Lord for reminding me of answer prayer. That you are the great I AM who takes care of me and provides for my everyday needs. Who calls me his daughter and disciplines me in love.
I pray for the my brothers and sisters in the Lord that you awaken the Holy Spirit in each one of them that they will seek your face and relinquish their hold on their life to you Lord, Jesus Christ. That they will become more than conquerors in you and take that step of faith to walk in the light as you are in the light. So that they will shine like diamonds in the darkest of nights to a world that does not know you Lord. In Jesus Christ name, I pray. Amen.