Be the Genuine You

God made us specifically, designed us uniquely and wanted us purposefully. This is truth no matter who you are. When you are genuine, real as designed, you honor Him and celebrate His great work. When you live a lie– want to be or look differently, are dissatisfied with features, focus on negatives, find fault with yourself, compare yourselves to others, have to keep changing things on you– it dishonors God and shows disdain for His great work.

The genuine you is precious, beautiful and a masterpiece just as God made you. He is really good at creating and is purposeful and good and loving. Trust His reasons. Honor Him with appreciation for His work as it is. Appreciate His workmanship in others too just as they are when they are genuine. πŸ˜ƒβ€οΈ

God Always Helps

God is faithful. When others are not, He is. When I am not, He is. God’s faithfulness to help and love us is the main reason we can trust Him and should. He is still in control, has already won the long game, knows what is best for His kingdom and wants your best to be our best for Him. Honor Him today for being so good and faithful. It makes every single thing better! πŸ˜ƒβ™₯️

Giving to God

God wants a relationship with me, with you, with every beautiful person He purposefully made. And this beautiful relationship is not between equals, but He sees us as adopted children, and He knows full well that we are limited, weak created beings. He also knows He is none of those things but His love and mercy and grace drive Him to want us to be near Him. And our giving to God involves giving our worship, attention, obedience, respect, praise but also equally our burdens, attacks, griefs, squabbles, etc. He knows we need His help and wants us to come to Him for it. πŸ˜„β€

How God Speaks to Us

So in our Bible study tonight, we talked about how God speaks to us. The consensus, based on Scripture, is that the Bible is the primary tool for speaking to us and the Holy Spirit helps us understand the Bible. And praying is how we speak to Him. And it n is certain that the Holy Spirit will never guide you to any thought or action contrary to the Bible. So we must know our Bible.

I found this interesting, considering how many people claim the Lord speaks to them and tell them all kinds of things not necessarily or entirely inconsistent with the Bible. I wonder who they are hearing. Perhaps they are hearing their own desires in their heads? Are they hearing imposters?

Regardless of these questions, I believe the Bible is the key and the Holy Spirit backs it up every step of the way. God will never contradict Himself or His inspired Word. Worth a good deal of thought.❀