…strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith.
“We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said.
My brothers and sisters in Christ let us come together because of the gospel and deliver the message that we are called to do. The time of deep discerning and contemplation is here, and we have an obligation to our brothers and sisters in Christ as well to encourage others. Can we deny that this is so? Now more than ever our faith is being tested by the wisdom of this world. We know this because we are seeing what has been written coming into light. There is so much fear of others with no regard to life or justice. The moral compass has changed in a way that is too much for human intervention. We need to be focusing on preaching the good news about this salvation that comes from above in a world in dire need of hope and sharing the love of Jesus to all in a way that glorifies the Father and the Son. Jesus has shown us that He is the truth, the light, and the way. Let us come together in prayer and in hopeful intention to be present in a time of despair, not by words alone, but by making a commitment to be the arms and feet of Jesus in this epic time of fulfilling the scriptures of love in Christ.
I know how it feels to be in fear and in doubts. I know how it feels to be hopeless, seeing no future for you and your loved ones. knowing the way things used to be and the way things are now. We cannot deny that we are being shaken up and being awoken. What we feel inside is real; it is not counterfeit. The Spirit God is leading us in a path to choose God’s way of life for all, bringing all types of fears, emotions and feelings that can only be worked out through prayer and unity of others through the help of the Holy Spirit. You need not to be afraid of your testimony or how the Spirit is leading you in ways you are not familiar with nor have been taught. Keep in the path that God has called you to and do it with all conviction and humility. I, too, had conformed to the patterns of this world and found out that it brings a lot of turmoil and death. I found life in Christ Jesus in this world that is slowly leaving its mark on all of us.
My brothers and sisters in Christ, consider that the life to come is obtainable and hopeful for everyone. What can you really do in your own strength and wisdom? Can you redirect time or place? Let us come together, not to show the world and say the love of Christ is real, but because we have faith and believe it, and there is hope in it.
1 John 3:18
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.