We begin a series from Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians.
Paul starts out with the bold promise that the things of God are ours as we are in his Son!
Friday March 4- Getting Things Done
Spend five minutes focusing on a couple of things you appreciate and thank God for them.
I’m telling you the truth: I won’t ever drink from the fruit of the vine again, until that day – the day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.’
Jesus is announcing God’s Kingdom will come when he begins the new creation following his death. Even though the worst thing that could possibly happen, does, our beloved Savior dies for us; out of this awful event begins freedom and the chance for new life for everyone.
Without the crucifixion there is no resurrection and without the resurrection, it is back to following man-made ways to try to save ourselves from ourselves. But that can’t work. There is no way human ways can fix us. The depravity and despair that would rule our lives would drive us to suicide or living as the walking dead.
The compromise didn’t work for Judas. You can’t have God’s kingdom power and man-made religion. He ended up taking his own life. And it won’t work for us.
What God is offering us a fresh start into a life worth living. God is not keeping score of how we are following the rules. God put us here to get things done. To live a life where we do what he wants done.
Look for times to pray for people you come across who appear to be troubled or hurting. Just do it silently without them knowing.
Love is action with God and Neighbor…