In 2015 God Wants Us To Know…
Did you find what you were looking for in 2014?
That we are created in His image (Genesis 1:27). We have a similar
emotional structure and intellect to God Himself in order to better
know Him and enjoy Him and respond to Him (Job 32:8).
That we are God’s children twice over – through the
physical creation and by being adopted into the Divine Family by the
merits of the Beloved Son (Ephesians 1:5-6). We are like our
heavenly Father in our essential need to create, as the results of
human imaginative powers clearly gesture towards (1 Corinthians
That our yearning for eternal life is a genuine part of us
(Ecclesiastes 3:11) and the good news is that this eternity will be
spent in harmonious sharing and unimaginably constructive
relationships with God Himself (1 Corinthians 2:9).
That any sense of alienation we sometimes feel as result of sin has
been bridged by the self-offering of our Intercessor, the Son, Jesus
Christ, who presents us to the Father through the ministry of the
Holy Spirit (John 17:3).
That through this Holy Spirit, the Father and Son have already taken
up residence inside us (John 14:23) just as Jesus tabernacled with
us a brief while in the flesh.
Genuine Christian teachers and writers know what we are all looking for.
That God can take the abilities and talents with which every human
being is endowed and magnify them abundantly for His service (1
That though we live in a dark world we are called the light of the
World, a reflection of the very Light which has come to us (John
That passing on this light is one big reason we have been called and
chosen (Matthew 5:14), a light even more visible if the world
around us grows darker and darker.
That we possess in our minds and spirit this motivating treasure of
the Gospel, though in earthen vessels right now (2 Corinthians 4:7);
sharing this treasure is the way to find purpose, true riches and
That our time is limited and that our lives might indeed be the only
Gospel some will ever “read” in this life. This means
that every day we have to be alert to opportunities to help lead
people away from fear, doubt, loneliness, guilt towards the true
Light (2 Corinthians 5:20).
All of which is true because, as the great evangelical leader John
Stott (1921-2011, pictured) used to remind us, if God is for us who can be
against us (Romans 8:31)?