We don’t want to be deceived by the allure of what the culture and the world system identifies as valuable. Rather, we want to embrace and store-up for ourselves what God reveals to be eternally worthwhile.
We can easily be deceived into thinking that all we see and experience is the ultimate reality. But Jesus said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away” (Mt 24:35). The Bible provides an eternal perspective on ultimate reality. God’s promises can be trusted and his commands are to be obeyed.
Prior to placing our faith in Jesus Christ we were hopeless. Our eternal destiny was to be separated from God for all eternity. But now by trusting in Jesus, He himself is our living hope. We are full of hope because of the reliability of God’s word and God’s Son.
Apart from faith in Jesus we were all separated from God and considered as strangers without hope. But as a result of placing our faith in Christ we can be brought near and made members of God’s household. Join with me as we thank God for his amazing grace in our lives.
In the Old Testament, worshippers marveled at the manifestation of God’s presence in the temple. Now, through our faith in Christ, God himself indwells each believer. We are filled with the Holy Spirit of God and called to live a life that reflects his presence within us.
Are you dead or alive? Ephesians 2 tells us that apart from Jesus we are spiritually dead. When we place our faith in Him, the Father spiritually raises us from the dead in Christ! So the question is … have you been raised from the dead?
Jesus was the ultimate Servant Leader. He was devoted to His Heavenly Father, focused on His redemptive mission, and a servant to those He sought to influence. Jesus said, “As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” We are to align ourselves with Jesus’ devotion to the Father, His focus on His mission, and His humble service toward those he sought to lead.
My Leader Life blogs will seek to address the core areas of a Servant Leader’s Life – Spiritual vitality, prayer, marriage, and servant leader skills. I invite you to join me on the journey of growth and development in a Servant Leader’s Life. -TDW
The New Testament book of Ephesians tells us that we used to be “sons of disobedience” engaged in “deeds of darkness” but now we are “beloved children” who are called to imitate our heavenly Father. Join with me as we pray about understanding our true identity and living it out in our daily life.