We can get so busy trying to “help people change” that we overlook the greater side of God’s plan… which is for every person to know His love! And this is incredibly important -.because when you KNOW the love God has for you.. then you will also understand that He is “for you” – and not against you!!
We all have strongholds to work through and come up out of… and when these are looming before our eyes…it may seem that everyone is against us and that God doesn’t care… But on the reality side of that.. is His Love!
Indeed, there are other factors that do come in to work against us… But even as the word of God tells us in Romans 8:31-39… It is God’s desire that nothing separate you from His love…. It’s not God that brings oppression!! I Peter 5:8 expresses this truth very clearly… that “your adversary the devil” looks for ways to bring harmful things and hurt into your life… and to devour the good things that belong to you from God… To accomplish this he works to build strongholds that will hold us captive in our minds.. to keep us from knowing God and His love… or from even seeing that it exists for us!!…
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God and His love IS the one constant reality! And His goal and desire is to touch each one of us with that love…. For…AS WE SEE.. and behold His love, we are changed and yokes of bondage in our lives are being destroyed! Hallelujah! Thank you for buying us that freedom Lord Jesus!
In view of those things, it is easy to see why the enemy (our adversary the devil) works to “blind people’s minds” to the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ (II Corinthians 4:3,4). For… knowing the love that God has for us “casts out fear”… which the enemy uses along with deception – probably more than anything else – to rob people of the good life which God desires for all of us.
So.. while we are busy trying to help people change, we mustn’t forget the greater side of God’s plan – which is “to know and believe the love He has for us”….And that God and His love.. IS.. the one constant reality!