God’s best is for our benefit and for our good. In the Holy Bible, he lays out principals and precepts to live by.
The problem is, our human sinful nature makes that virtually impossible. Enter Jesus Christ, our hope and Savior, suffering and dying on the cross over 2,000 years ago to make room for the new…a new covenant of grace that allows us to live out God’s best life for us through the sacrifice he made.
We should take each day to honor God and Christ for paying the ultimate price. This gives us the freedom and grace to live a life holy unto him that carries the very heart of Jesus’ teachings: to love our God with all our heart, mind and soul, and to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Embracing this kind of love overcomes a multitude of sins, and ensures that the priority of making others hear about this good news…the gospel of Christ…spreads exponentially. It is in Christ that we move and have our being. This indeed is true living: living that exalts God and makes all people feel loved, accepted in the beloved, wanted and cherished. And that is living God’s best life for us.
The hallmark of a genius and at the cornerstone of humanity is a changed mind.
That is essential to being human, and what often distinguishes us from the rest of the animal kingdom. Birds can change their mind in micropatterns: choosing to eat one type of seed or fish over another. But they do not change their patterns in a macro sense. We do.
For instance, some birds are programed in their DNA to fly south for the winter. That will never change. It does not have the freewill to change its pattern and will always fly south for the winter to ensure its survival. Humans are distinguishable in that we were created in the image and likeness of all-mighty God, and when he breathed his life into us, we became living beings.
What habits can you break to draw closer to the Creator of the universe and its creation? What steps towards discipline can you adopt to change?
Often society barrages politicians and officials when they change their mind on policy issues. But that is actually exactly how God created us: to question, probe, investigate and discover the creation put before us.
If we did not do these things: take a collection of facts on a matter, assess the situation and make a decision…or change a previously held few…than our essence as homo sapiens would cease to exist. For God celebrates a changed mind.
God is doing a new thing in your life, can you perceive it? Oftentimes, we are caught up in the pursuit of making wrongs right when through Jesus Christ, God remembers our sins no more and through through the redemption of Christ, God has places those sins in the sea of forgetfulness. If God, who is all-powerful and all-mighty can forgive you, what steps can you make to forgive yourself? Choose this day to bask in God’s grace, glory and forgiveness. When you hold on to the past mistakes of yourself or others, you deny the power that Jesus has to overcome the world, for he is the first and last, the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. You can create a new life right now by choosing to speak positive words over yourself and forgiving words. Take the first step and exclaim, “I forgive myself and I forgive others and I bask in the realization that God is a forgiving God.” Then take a deep breath and move forward with your day. Not only will a weight be lifted off of you, but the elixir of forgiveness will break the curse of lack, defeat and negativity over your life and the life of the forgiven. Forgive today.
A relationship with God through Jesus Christ our Lord should inspire us to change. Our habits becomes different. We follow a separate pattern in life. If those changes are not taking place, we have to evaluate our quiet time and be lifted up and encouraged to spend more time with God. It is in our quiet time with our Creator that the inner man can really change and effect noticeable change on the outside. If you are fellowshipping week after week and there is no power: than you need to reevaluate how you spend your time. God is waiting for you in the bosom of the sabbath. Carve out the time to spend with him and see the change take place in your life. While fellowship has its place, it cannot take the place of one-on-one time with God.
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