Personal transformation is one of the marks of the Christian life; however, it is a myth that obstacles disappear because you are a Christian. The difference is that followers of Christ have the Spirit of God at work in their lives when various challenges arise.
Jesus understood this reality and said,
“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
An obstacle is anything that stands in the way of God accomplishing His work both, in and through you. Obstacles can be internal, external and can even be the result of spiritual warfare.
Reflecting on your life, what are the obstacles you are currently facing? What is the number one obstacle you would like to overcome?
Dare to ask God for the strength and power to be an overcomer,
Mary and Joseph’s obedience changed the world! Will you be obedient to what God has called you to?
It is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose. Ask God to reveal Himself and His purposes for your life.
Are you facing difficult obstacles in life? Remember John 16:33 Jesus tells us to take heart for He has already overcome the world!
God wants men and women who are bold and unashamed to spread the Gospel. Will you be on mission?
Have you spent time meditating on God’s Word. Listen for the Lord’s voice this week by meditating on Ephesians 3:20
You must ask, seek, and knock to be filled with God’s passionate love for others.
When you’re filled with God’s love you are transformed. God’s desires become your desires.
You can see needs all around you if you just look closely. How are you going to respond to the needs of the world?
We are commanded to love one another just as God loves us. Do you share God’s love for others?
God’s passion for His people can not be extinguished. Do you embody this same passion?
Christ was the ultimate sacrifice for you to know the love of God. Have you acknowledged His love for you?
God’s love is for all! Even the discounted, rejected, and despised. Do you believe in the love God has for you?