Often when we encounter a new situation, our first thoughts are not about God’s kingdom. Ask God to make you aware of how He could use your present circumstances to bless others. Perhaps someone around you needs to see the difference Christ’s presence makes in your life.
God is your model of a father in the truest sense of the word. He has adopted you and wants to love you in a way you have never experienced. Take comfort and strength from Him—your heavenly Father. He was willing to pay any price in order to save you.
If you are a Christian you have keys to the kingdom of heaven. Your relationship with Christ opens the door for you and gives you direct access to the Father. You do not need an intermediary, for you have an unobstructed access to God.
The moment you became a Christian, the Holy Spirit began a divine work to produce Christ’s character in you. Regardless of who you are, the Spirit works from the same model, Jesus Christ. There will be a goodness about you that is only explainable by the presence of the Spirit of God.
If you set your mind wholeheartedly on serving God, your example will bring a tremendous blessing to your family. If you place your confidence in God, those around you will witness your faith, and they may decide to trust Him too. Choose, as Joshua did, to serve God unashamedly with all your heart, and then watch to see how God blesses your family.
Our Christian maturity is deeply affected by what we sow. Let us choose to sow generously in everything we do in our Christian lives. The harvest we reap will be Christlikeness.