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25th October 2015
Orphan to heir: living in unstoppable love Without knowing who we are and whose we are, we wander around looking for purpose. Purpose flows from identity and intimacy, which we have looked at over the last two weeks. What is your purpose here on planet Earth?
Those who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Saviour have become children of God and co-heirs with Christ. There is nothing that can be done to separate us from the love of God. We are one with Jesus – everything that is true of Jesus is now true of you!
What does it look like to be like Jesus? Firstly, when we look at Jesus we see that He knows that the Father is always doing things – He is active. Jesus was not only aware of the Father’s love for Him, but He was also completely secure in it. It meant He didn’t need to please people.
Jesus was also aware of His Father’s love for others too. He lived from that foundation of love. There’s a quote that says, “Love is the best thing you have to give.” It’s true – when you love others, it brings the best out of them.
Our purpose is to live from the Father’s love – His unstoppable love. What it means to be heirs is that we take the presence and goodness of God whenever we go and we can distribute it to others.
When we know it’s all about love, there’s no more striving. We don’t have to go to much effort to be like our parents – whether we want to or not, there are ways in which we will look like them and imitate them in terms of mannerisms and behaviour. As Christians, we are called to look like our older brother Jesus and our Father in heaven. We can copy their ways. God’s heart becomes my heart; the Father’s way becomes my way.
As we stay in deep connection with Him, we increasingly reflect Him to those around us. His love increasingly flows through us. We go about the Father’s business. What does this look like?
Take a look at Luke 4:16-22 – we’re not just meant to preach good news but we are to be good news! What does this mean? God has shown me goodness, so I am going to be good to you. God hasn’t judged me, so I won’t judge you. God has given me love, grace and mercy, so I am going to give you love, grace and mercy.
Wherever we go, whomever we’re with, we can have this mentality: Father, what are you doing? Who do you want to bless? Please show me where you’re working and who you want me to love. You’ve got the King of heaven within you, so wherever you go He goes! You can change the atmosphere of wherever you go tomorrow.
Posted by Santino Hamberis