Christian teaching gives us many tools to live a more fulfilling and happy life. Still, sometimes we might lose sight of what really matters. We might get caught up in politics, success or activism. Or we might feel crushed by our own failure.
In all of this, the enemy tempts us to put something else at the center of our attention. Then we forget what our faith is all about in the first place.
It’s never too late or never too often to go back to the work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Remember what the resurrection means to you. Upon these basic elements, every good fruit of the Spirit comes forth.
So if you’re caught up in thoughts or activity that distract or stress you — just stop. Stop and return to the bedrock. Let the Spirit of God restore you again and again.
A message and prayer from Vincent:
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I have said this to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised; if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:13-14
He who does not love does not know God; for God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
1 John 4:8-11
Never, ever forget how much you are loved by your Creator, your God.
You may struggle sometimes and even fall, but he lifts you up again.
The Lord is freedom and grace to you. His Spirit reveals a deeper meaning.
Never, ever forget that Jesus died on the cross… and rose again on the third day.
This means everything to your soul. The resurrection is life and truth.
It may seem out of style, or they may try to sell you another gospel, but only one Gospel stays true.
God is love. Jesus is his Son. His blood washes you clean of sin.
Christ is life everlasting.
Believe in God. Love God. Know who you are and where you are going.
This will get you through the darkest times, as you are heaven bound.