- Peace and joy in our lives. The Bible says that Jesus was "anointed with the oil of joy above his contemporaries." In other words, He was the happiest man on the face of the planet. And the reason was that he "loved righteousness and hated sinfulness." He walked right and never violated his conscience.
- Boldness before God. Because our hearts have been cleansed by Jesus blood we can come boldly to Him in "full assurance of faith" (Hebrews 10:22).
- A good testimony. People had no accusation to make against Jesus because he lived a life of integrity. He always acted righteously in whatever company he was in. As Christians we have a responsibility to God to represent Him well on this earth before the world's eyes.
Saturday, 23 October 2010
Saturday, 9 October 2010
If people can't see what God is doing,
they stumble all over themselves;
But when they attend to what he reveals,
they are most blessed.
How do you know if the vision you have for your life is from God? Simple it should line up with His vision for the world. God’s plan is to see the whole earth filled with the knowledge of His glory and His goodness (Habakkuk 2:14). God’s plan is to see His people exert influence and power in the world over the kingdom of darkness (Isaiah 2:2-4). His plan is to see disciples made of the nations, as His people teach the world His ways (Matthew 28:19).
Any vision you have for your life that does not have God’s purposes at its core needs to be re-evaluated. You were bought with a great price to fulfil a great plan.