“…speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into Him Who is the head, into Christ, from Whom the whole body, joined and held together with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” Ephesians 4:15-16
Christ Jesus is not just some historical person as many consider Him. He brought the moment of knowing God on a personal level, here and now. He is a person that actually can and is willing to change our perspective on life. Our living God is a compelling personality, we cannot but worship in such joy, that is unfamiliar to the world. And the world on the other hand seeks this joy in every other possible place…
Jesus Christ loves..loves people completely and in such wholeness, because despite how we see them, He knows them to the core. He knows them totally. And He is not bothered with their what we call imperfections. He sees people differently and is well able to do the impossible even for the ungrateful. Now, this shakes many doctrines based on sole religion and wrong idea of who God is. And whatever callings are upon our lives this is our standing ground, the foundation for everything else. The attitude of Christ toward the humanity, toward the people He created (who we sometimes judge harshly), is the attitude we ought to have. From there we obtain our strength for any further ministry of reconciliation. Otherwise, it is impossible to reconcile people with God. Who would want to reconcile with a person that is harsh and always in the mood to point out the mistakes and wrong doings?!(Isn’t this the way how we sometimes explain God to people?).
Fear never builds, it cripples. When we grow in stability of Who God is-with unending and unsearchable grace towards others, we are able to build others in stability.
The stability in one’s life speaks louder than anything else. And our stability/instability have direct influence on the church. That is why is crucial to be devoted to one local body-the church. God knew that everyone needs family. Anyone can find a place called physical home, but not everyone is able to find father and family.
This is the foundation of God, that is how He works. And it is the tool for stability.
Let’s not be afraid of the darkness around us, because God is very focused on building us up, teaching us to lean on the Holy Spirit for everything. This is how we become so stable-knowing it and living in the truth that what we have in God no one could snatch it.