“Who Controls Your Destiny?”

“Who Controls Your Destiny?”

Wednesday, November 28.

“O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?

Life as a Christians is difficult, sometimes impossible for us.  We are to love our neighbors, honor our parents, or forgive someone who has hurt us.  How easy has it been for you to preach the gospel to someone you work with, or a neighbor or a friend?

It is impossible to follow Jesus on our own.  But the good news here is Jesus gives us the power so we are never alone.

Paul in Galatians 3 called the people foolish because they wanted to get salvation on their own. Paul told the Galatians that they Holy Spirit saved them.  By trying to obey the law and not accepting grace, they were trying to do an impossible thing.  Paul told them they already belong to Jesus.

Aren’t Christians in the world today like the Galatians?

On the day we accepted Jesus Christ and obtain salvation, we also received the Holy Spirit as our guide and comforter.  We have the power of God living in us.  But we do not tap that power to help us follow Jesus.  We back slide into old habits and return to depending on ourselves. We allow others to dictate who we are.

When we are burdened by worries, fears, trials, and other things, we must keep our focus on the one who remembers us.  The one who remembers who we are is Jesus.  We live under His mercy and grace.  He enables us to be who He created us to be and do what He calls us to do.

Memory verse:  Galatians 3:24

“Jesus didn’t come to tell us the answers to the questions of life, he came to be the answer.” Timothy Keller