Hi Church family,
Hope you are all well. It’s so good to be back in the office again.
This morning I was reading a scripture in Philippians and this verse jumped out at me. “Not that I have already obtained this or have already reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.” Philippians 3:12 NRSV
“Christ Jesus has made me his own” Wow! How incredible, what a privilege! If you are looking for motivation in life, or something to cling to in the hard times, do it for Jesus, hold fast to His ways. Notice it says make it my own because Jesus made me His own. If you are ever in any doubt that He loves you realise He already made you His own before you ever make Him your own. One of the tools that Satan uses against the church is to simply convince people that God couldn’t possible love them because of the things they do outside of His ways. This is a big lie! It is simply not true. Jesus died for all mankind whether they accept Him or not. There is no one of this planet, that ever lived or will ever live that isn’t deeply loved by God. All He desires is a personal relationship with you, once you get to know Him you will see that His ways are best and good. You will be totally convinced of it, your eyes will be opened and your heart will become willing to follow in whatever way He leads you. Trust me you will own it!