tough time is not quiting time. When times are tou... Read more
tough time is not quiting time. When times are tough, we need to seek him ever more. Satan's goal is to harass and torment me, thinking all is lost.
Living with my thorn. Boast in my thorn, brag about it, glory in it, therefore, i will boast all the more so that the power of christ will rest on me Paul says. ?
like when you don't want to do something, you do it, and wow, you actually liked it, feel great, feel blessed. I don't want to go back to the person before. there is a power that comes when boasting about our weakness. Without grace you will be crushed. Grace is unmerit in favor. You can not understand the bible without grace, you can not get through this thorn without grace. Galations 1:6 so soon to turn away from the grace...
It is comfort, conviction.
Elevate prayer life.
Lengthen and deepen your time in God's word.
Tell your story to people. That's how you boast in your weakness.
Focus on the prize.
Be content in your thorn. Rest in it. Live your life with the thorn. Content in physical trials, reproach, hardships, financial, persecutions, calamities (distress us), emotional thorns.
v10 for the sake of chirst. He is the purpose of our existence, he is in control.
God works all things together, grace is sufficient for you and me. All things are made perfect through Christ. Someone may get saved through your thorn. So rejoice in your infirmary. His Grace Is Sufficient. Sufficient for you is grace for me Jesus said. I want the Lords strength. Jesus strength is completed in my weakness. the grace is not fully seen until in our weakest.
The lord promised he will be with us through the trials. Read less
We attained inheritance. Sealed in him b... Read more
We attained inheritance. Sealed in him by the gift of his holy spirit, a guarentee of his return.
He bestod upon us freely. He lavished his riches of his grace. In all wisdom and insight and made known to us the mystery of his will. According to his good will. He put into effect in is timing. When Jesus died upon the cross, he put into effect this mystery. He is bring all creation under the headship of Jesus Christ.
God has revealed is will. Every person who rejects Jesus Christ will bend their knees.
God is the boss. God's will will be done.
Paul is saying God's big plan is to bring all things under Christ.
v.11 - Attained an inheritance, we have attained it. Every saint of God has already attained. What inheritance. Our citizenship is in heaven. We will be in conformity with Jesus Christ. Unlimited by space or time. Living in a glorified body.
2 tim. 2 - we will reign with him. we will endure. Rom 4:16-17 Holy spirit bears witness, we are children of God. Fellow joined with Christ. What ever Jesus owns is ours. Christ is in the image of God, all created by him and for him. First, all things dwell with him. We are joint heirs.
Think as God thinks. We are to renew our minds. See ourselves as God sees us. We need to think of ourselves as he thinks. My actions are the delayed responses to what I think. When I see myself as Christ Jesus, we can hold our head up, stand strong. Never appologize for anything when we live as Christ Jesus.
1 Peter 1 - Born again to a living hope through the resurection of Christ.
A living eternal hope to attain something. Will not fade away. God has reserved it through his son Jesus Christ. To glorify God. We are going to attain an inheritance that will not fade away. we are protected by God through salvation.
We are being protected by the power of God. We were chossen before the foundation of the heavens. We receive through hope in Jesus Christ and we can not lose it.
Think the way God thinks of you. Undefiled. No way to loose.
Motivation to shout alleluia.
What is the bases of our inheritance? Why does God say this?
verse 10 - In him we have attained inheritance. A personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Predestined.
Adoption, legal heir to what the father has. You and I have nothing to do with it. It is by grace of God. According to his will. He provided the inheritance, he protects us, through his grace. Read less