Remembering that God is our provider also means that we trust in His provision. Whether He gives us material wealth, physical health or the forgotten gift of suffering, we trust that God provides us with everything necessary for us to thrive BECAUSE He is The Good Father.
We must contend for our faith, by fighting for holiness, standing against false teaching and demonstrating, by the obedient lives we live, the truth of the Gospel: that it is possible for a man to live for God, it is possible to be holy.
Then in these acts of kindness done
It is not me you see,
But glimpses of that Loving One
Who chose to dwell in me.
It takes work, it takes effort to love each other. It takes work to be fair to each other, to treat each other justly/fairly. BUT this is how Believers, the People of God, become a blessing among the heathen.
After all the recent distractions with elections, let us get back to our true jobs: laboring in the fields of The Prince of Peace, Christ Jesus.
Jesus is The Light, and we have The Light inside us. It is God’s plan for The Light that is Jesus to shine through us into the dark world in which we live…
Neither arrogance nor pride should be involved when witnessing for Christ… we are to behave with gentleness and respect in all we say and do towards unbelievers. We should not ‘beat the unsaved about the head’ with the Word of God, but rather present it with love and caring.
So, as we devote time to draw ever closer to God, this growing bond must also prepare us to better relate to our brother’s needs. And one of those needs is Salvation.