Heavenly culture is a heaven based culture, which means it should be centered in a presence culture, God’s presence…
Therefore, I want to talk about our faith. What does our faith look like and what does it express?
Let's read these FAITH scriptures!
A friend of mine said once that faith is trust! Everyone needs trust in their life. Whether it is trusting your Heavenly Father, trusting in yourself, or trusting in those around you. WE ALL NEED THIS TRUST CALLED FAITH!
And our faith rooted in love will be expressed in our works, which are puzzle pieces in completing our DESTINY!
We want to PLEASE Jesus, because His love for us compels (Controls) us!
It compels us to stop living for the old self, in its selfish ambitions, and live to express the love of Christ to the world.
We cannot do this by what we see in the now, but only with the eyes of Jesus who sees the finished puzzle of destiny!
When God called Gideon “a mighty man of valor” he was hiding. (Judges 6:11) But God wasn’t speaking to his circumstances; He was speaking to the destiny that was inside him!
Without being a servant, we will never know how to be children of God, or a friend of Jesus.
The Apostles related their identity in the same way…
I, Paul, am a devoted slave of Jesus Christ on assignment, authorized as an apostle to proclaim God’s words and acts. I write this letter to all the believers in Rome, God’s friends.
Jesus let go of everything heavenly to serve a world in the natural. He calls us to let go of everything worldly to serve a as heavenly child.
Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God. So, he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel he had around him.
Because Jesus knew who He was in the heavenlies, He was able to serve the worldly.
Jesus no longer calls us servants but friends, because friends know the business of the Father in heaven. But how can we know the difference of servant and friend if we have never served before?
We will enjoy the daily call of God on our lives to love others the way Jesus has loved us, because our faith is in Him, expressed through great works!
Look at what it says in
When we read the faith chapter (Hebrews 11), you get excited! I know I do! I want those miracles of faith to happen again! And that is exactly what Testimony means, TO DO IT AGAIN!
Almost every-time I share the story of forgiving my biological mother, I find myself praying for someone to have the same courage to forgive their mother or father. I have even received messages of gratitude for that testimony and prayer, because now their relationship with their parents has been restored!
You see my destiny is being completed by puzzle pieces of testimonies. And this puzzle when completed will make a masterpiece, a masterpiece painted by the Creator of the universe!
Our Destiny will be fulfilled
when we learn to enjoy the marriage of FAITH & WORKS! Then like Jesus said to Pilate...
Our Destiny is to do the works of the Father. We will complete this masterpiece by living by faith and not by sight, by living out our faith through heavenly works, and finally having faith in things hope for… our everyday testimony of what Jesus is doing in our lives.
“For this purpose, I was born”!