TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
You look the most like Me when you’re serving. When you’re giving, helping, loving – that’s when it’s like looking in a mirror and seeing the gift I gave you before time. You are made in My image. Demonstrate Me and find life.
I tell you all the time that my greatest fear is to live a powerless life. Nothing scares me more than insignificance. Showing up in heaven empty-handed? That is a terrifying thought to me. It should be to you too.
That’s why I want to live an epic life. Epic means heroic, majestic, impressively great. Jesus lived an epic life – he really did. Though His days were spent in a carpenter shop, working, walking, talking, eating, sleeping and doing all the same things we do in a day, He made His time count.
He loved and served. The Bible says He healed “all who came to Him,” not to show off, but because He “had compassion on them.” Although we like to focus on His miracles and say, “Now, that’s epic,” it’s His selflessness and service that makes His life so phenomenal that the story of His life is still on the best-sellers list some 2,000 years after His epic departure for heaven.
See what I did there? Yes, His ascension is cool, but His love, His redemption, His kindness – those things defined Him and they should define us as well. We don’t want to live a nominal life. Nominal means “existing in name only or very small”.
Are you a Christian in name only? Do you demonstrate Jesus by serving others, giving selflessly, and loving recklessly? It’s up to you if your walk in Jesus is epic or if it’s nominal. You’ve got to get off the couch and help somebody. That is your purpose – to bring heaven to earth so God Almighty can be glorified through your good works.
I want to have the power of the Holy Spirit in my life. I want to see the goodness of God in the land of the living. I’m bound and determined to live that because I believe I have permission to live that. You have that permission too. Do you believe it? My friend, you have permission granted to live an epic life in King Jesus, so serve somebody.
“In your lives, you must think and act like Christ Jesus. Christ himself was like God in everything. But he did not think that being equal with God was something to be used for his own benefit. But he gave up his place with God and made himself nothing. He was born as a man and became like a servant.” – Philippians 2:5-7
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