What is God’s message for me today? And what kinds of things is He saying to me and everyone else?
God says things like this: “You are my beloved.” “I have loved you with an everlasting love.” “I formed you in your mother’s womb.” “If you will seek my face, you will find me.” Etc.
God’s message for me today is always one of love, acceptance, and affirmation.
We see this vividly in the story of the prodigal son and his father. We see that all the father had to say about his son was, “Welcome home son, here’s my robe, here is my signet ring, now let me feed you, and now let us feast and celebrate your return.” There’s no chastising, no correction, no instruction in righteousness in this very precious moment. The father simply says, “Welcome home, let’s eat!” And that is God’s message for me today.
Isn’t that a great picture? Doesn’t that show plainly what God’s message for me today looks like?
If ever you find yourself thinking that the Father is angry or cross with you, please remind yourself of that parable, and also the scene between Jesus, the Pharisees, and the woman caught in adultery. Do you remember that story?
The sum of it is that these very religious (but hypocritical!) men caught this woman in the very act of adultery. Now this story in no way justifies the misbehavior of this woman! No way! What stands over the misbehavior is both the grace and power of Jesus’ word to this woman. It is God’s message for me and you today, as well. Have you ever caught the fact that his word to her was a prophetic word of power?
You see, when Jesus commanded the woman to go and sin no more, he was actually declaring her both free from sin and able to go and sin no more. God’s message for me today, and the message to her on that very memorable day over 2000 years ago was, “I have set you free, and you are now free to choose the right way to live.”
Love, acceptance, and affirmation
God’s message for me today – of forgiveness and empowerment – is both liberating and responsibility inducing. Do you see this? Do you see that being free from sin means that I am now free to choose the right way? That I am able to engage my daily calendar with positive, edifying, merciful acts on behalf of others and myself? Sometimes we take freedom for granted, don’t we? God’s message for me today is that I am free to follow Jesus, that I am free to collaborate with Him in this phenomenal project He has launched here on Earth, which we call the Great Commission. This is found in Matthew 28. If you haven’t read this passage in a while, here it is:
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. (Matt. 28:18-20)
God’s message for me today is that I am freed so that I might work with God in this field called Earth. God’s message for me today is that I am able to collaborate with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, along with God’s family, the Church, and get on with this phenomenally interesting and wonderful task of discipling the nations.
So God’s message for me today is that starts with the fact that I am free in Christ, by the Blood and the Cross of Jesus. And now, having been set free, I can engage myself in all kinds of wonderful relationships, projects, and adventures in fulfilling God’s purpose for my life. God’s message for me today is that I am a contributor and an important player in all that He is doing on the Earth.
I collaborate with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
I don’t know about you, but for us here at GOD TV this is the most exciting thing of all: we are working together with God. God’s message for me today is to seek his face, hang out with my tribe (the church), and then get out into the streets and declare His love, joy, peace, and acceptance.
So what is God saying to you today? Are you hearing the same thing I am hearing?
God’s message for me today is: “This is the way, walk in it.” “I have set my angels to guard your path.” “You have been endued with power from on high for the work and mission to which I have called you and invite you.”
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