Truths you can Always hang Onto
I've just started reading the book of Ephesians and I wanted to share with you some major truths from chapter 1.
The whole first chapter looks like a rainbow in my Bible (I use a highlighting method) and that means that things are clicking and deep heart connections are being made. As a Believer it's important to have constants or "always-es," as I like to call them, in your life. Yeah, I made that word up, but you get what I mean, right? Below are some truths that we can ALWAYS trust, no matter what.
Always remember that you are chosen to do God's work. It was His plan all along that you would belong to Him, adopted as one of his own.
This truth is extra special to me right now because "Chosen" is our adoption theme. You can read more about that here.
Always remember that God operates on THE TIMELINE. He's always on time because His timing is perfect.
Always remember that you can trust God's plan. He's got a great plan and an inheritance of his children.
Always remember that once you accept the gift of salvation, you are sealed in Him, in His family. Nothing you can do, think, say, or feel can separate you from God. I used to struggle with doubt, big time. Thankfully, I don't struggle with that doubt anymore. I can confidently know that my salvation is sealed. It's done.
Always remember that you can ask God for things. You can ask for things like wisdom, revelation of knowledge, an enlightened heart to know his immeasurable greatness. He's an open handed God and wants to bless His children.
Always remember that Jesus rules over everything. It's His position. It's His place. Nothing is above Him. When things are going sideways, you can always trust that God is seated above everything. Everything is under His feet.
I've been thinking about these "Always-es" for the past couple of days. I like knowing where I can look to when I need to be encouraged. Even though these truths are there, sometimes they are hard to remember. It's easier to give over into fear and doubt or question God about why ______ happens or happened.
Our faith can run deeper than that. We can choose to trust God no matter what! If you are a Jesus follower, I want to encourage you to think about these truths along with me. I'm sure you could write them out more elegantly than I did. Make some "always-es" for yourself in your own words. Tailor them to your life and circumstances.
If you aren't a Jesus follower and don't really know what I'm talking about, that's okay. I hope that you're encouraged by the Hope that Jesus gives.