Your life matters, too. Everything you say matters. Everything you do has an impact on others, a ripple effect not just in this life but for generations to come. Our sphere of influence is much, much larger than we could ever imagine. Having a passion for Jesus in the center of it sets us up perfectly to partner with Him in His plans for us.
How to be encouraged in a world turned upside-down by those elitists who insist they know better how to run our lives than we do
We have to tune out the noise of the world narrative that is constantly driving fear, pulsating and barraging our physical ears and keeping us too busy and distracted, and instead tune in our spiritual ears to hear His word being spoken in the Heavens - not just to the Church or to the nations or to others, but to us personally.
Sin doesn't float around in the atmosphere like a virus waiting to be caught. Mark recorded in the seventh chapter of his gospel a conversation Jesus had with a crowd, where He was explaining that sin, or what defiles us, already exists inside of us.
Pilate's response? What is truth?” In case you missed it, that was code for saying that all truth is relative. But is it really? Are we really saying there are no absolute truths, not even one, and that everyone has the right to their own truth?
Rewire the way you think and speak
Just by being ourselves and nothing more, as we flutter around to all those we interact with throughout our day (intentionally or otherwise) we share the pollen of His word with others so they, too, can bear fruit.
Be encouraged. God is real. God is living. God hears and God speaks. There is purpose and meaning to this life, and it is found in Him, and He is inviting you to come and enjoy the pleasure of His company.
What enables a quietness of soul? In the midst of this busyness, what enables rest and peace in the midst of chaos and conflict? For some, it could also be asked how is it possible to have joy in the midst of trials, the way that James chapter one encourages?
May we never become so familiar with Jesus Christ that we allow that familiarity to lesson the wonder of Him and all He did for us on that holiest of days.