What if I told you that next to a love and a desire for intimacy with Jesus, purpose is perhaps one of the most powerful things our soul longs for? And if that’s true, it should come as no surprise that it’s also one of the most powerful ways Satan tries to attack us. The thing I’ve come to realize is that if Satan can’t get you to stop doing good (especially in the Name of Jesus), the very next arrow in his quiver is to try to make you believe that the good you’re doing is insignificant.
God’s authority is absolute. Without question, He will win every battle, every time. He balances mercy and justice effortlessly. He loves without a trace of manipulation, and fights for His children with ferocity. However much of an understatement it is, it must also be said that God is good – the best, actually. His inherently good authority stretches over every circumstance and should be understood to apply to every corner of His creation.
I find myself getting slammed by the simplest of truths. I was fortunate to grow up in church, so I naturally adopted the colloquialisms and habits of a “church-goer.” This was a wonderful experience, however, it was easy to miss the power behind the subtleties as one church event spilled into another. There were certain nuances in songs I sang growing up that gave me the idea that this life on Earth was something to be endured until the significant part began in an ethereal Heaven.