Good afternoon my friends and followers. I would like to thank everyone who has taken a few minutes out of their day to send up a prayer for me. I am truly grateful for your great kindness and words of encouragement.
Many of us know that the Lord knows what we need before we do. I think that is so awesome and inspiring. I can’t even fathom the idea of how God causes all things to work together for the good. I do know this, it puts a smile on my face every time I think about it.
This morning at work it was really cold and not much going on. I said Lord what is going on with me? Why am I feeling like this, I’m in need of something in my spirit right now. Not ten seconds later my phone went off. A friend of mine sent me a message that penetrated my heart deeply. Now I will share it with you. I hope it brings the same comfort to you as well.
But Jesus made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. Philippians 2:7
Jesus, the divine Son of God, set aside the privileges and powers of deity for a time and lived as a man on earth. Once you grasp that, it will absolutely thrill your soul! Why? Because it means that you, as a reborn child of God, filled with the same Holy Spirit as Jesus was, have the same opportunity to live as He lived on earth. That’s good to hear my friends, but why can we not embrace it:) In fact, that is exactly what He intends.
In John 17:18 He said to the Father, “Just as You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.” Jesus has sent you and I into the world to live as He lived. Through the new birth, He’s enabled you to exchange the sinful nature of Adam for the sinless nature of God. He’s given you the ability and command to live above sin, to live in fellowship with the Father, to preach the gospel, to heal the sick, to raise the dead, to cast out demons, and to make disciples.
Once you realize that, you’ll throw off the shackles of doubt that have held you back. You’ll begin to live as Jesus meant for you to live-not as sin-ridden son of the fallen man, but as a reborn child of the Most High God. Then those around you will actually begin to see Jesus in you. Hallelujah! Thank you God.