God's Desire for Every 21st Century Woman of Grace
One of the most amazing dimensions of the Christian life is the liberating knowledge that we can know exactly what God expects from us as we live our lives on earth.
God has designed each of us who know and love Him, with gender-specific roles, and responsibilities. And each day we live we can either be obediently pleasing Him, or disobediently displeasing Him. Amazingly, neither obedience nor disobedience changes His steadfast love: it only impacts our eternal rewards (II Cor. 5:10), and status in Heaven (Matthew 25).
God tells us that those who live for Him in obedience, and by their example and ministry influence others to follow Him—will forever display their rewarded life by shining like the stars (Daniel 12); and sadly, others who don't obediently invest their lives on earth—suffer loss (I Cor. 3). Pleasing God and receiving His eternal rewards all comes down to some:
As we open to Titus 2 we see a simple, easy to comprehend list of words, expressing clearly what God expects from Christ's Church. This list is the only complete set of life choices that God desires and has written down for every man, woman, and child in the church.
Many other passages give general teachings for all, or specific teachings for some. But here Paul gives to the church God's complete set of desires for every believer.
· Choose to live according to God's desires = shine forever reflecting His glorious rewards.
· Choose to live for self, and disregard God's specific desires for our lives on earth = suffer loss and not reflect forever His glorious rewards.
God shares this curriculum as one that any believer can accomplish—all you need is to love and follow the Lord, ask for His grace to empower you; and you can start down the Titus 2 track.
Today, God is asking each of us to check whether we are living the way He desires us to live.
He wants us to be sure our choices directed towards His desires for us. If we are willing Jesus Christ wants our life to become a pattern of grace that can be used to mentor, encourage, coach, tutor, teach, train and guide another's life towards Him.
That is: The Pathway of His Desires for Us
There is nothing greater in life than to obey God!
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