I guarantee you Jesus will help you and change you. You may not see drastic changes from day to day, but I promise you that 5 years from now you will say to me you can’t believe how much Jesus has changed you.
We tend to think of the blessings WE will get through our generosity. How WE will reap. Or we think of the joy we will give OTHERS. But don’t forget what GOD will get when we give – thanksgiving and praise.
Paul tells the Ephesian believers that God is building them together locally to be a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. How can we be built together with other believers if we’re not part of a church?
Much of the time anger involves making a judgment: What that person did to me was wrong and I have a right to be angry about it. Yet only God is capable of perfectly righteous anger, because God is the perfectly righteous judge.
Have you ever wondered where our thoughts come from? Have you ever said Now where did that thought come from when some bizarre thought popped into your head? Sometimes it seems they arise out of nowhere, like my moths.
We put our trust in experts all the time. Yet how hard it is to trust the Lord at times. We can worry and fret and try to figure things out on our own. We can easily become downcast when life gets hard. We can wonder if God really hears our prayers.
Jesus risked it all for us – not only did he risk it all, he gave it all. He left heaven’s glory, became a man, was scorned, scourged, nailed to a cross, judged and punished by God to save us. We should be willing to take risks for him.