“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8
“Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” John 8:36
Promises have been given to those who choose to follow Christ as His disciples. He provides belonging through a family that can be found in His body the Church. He gives peace during difficult situations and comfort during painful transitions. He never lies, never decieves and never manipulates. He loves perfectly, corrects steadfastly, leads faithfully and waits patiently. He always has time, has the right answer and has direction.
We have been promised and epic life! One filled with opposition in which we overwhelmingly conquer because of Him. An adventure for those who faint not. Supplied with weapons for proven enemy retreat, tools to help others as they encounter problems, fruit to help others grow and gifts given to serve, heal and encourage.
Our inheritance is given not for ourselves, but is given so that we might give to others. That’s worth fighting for!