I just spent about an hour on the phone to one of my Christian girl friends (let’s call her HS) whom I have known for years. We talked about C2 and the unhealthy relationship he is in. We talked about how we should react to it as Christians. We talked about how we should talk about it to our non-Christian friends.
But to be honest, we spent the most part of the hour speaking truths about God to each other. HS had once walked away from God, but has now come back to love Him daily. It was so great to hear her speak so passionately and with such conviction that God is true and real. I never really knew this, but talking about God to other Christian friends is such an amazing experience. Our conversation was so uplifting and immensely encouraging.
Here are some of the things we talked about:
God is good and faithful. He is mighty to save. He loves and He forgives. When His prodigal son finally comes back home, God will run to kiss him and put a ring on his finger, a robe on his back and sandals on his feet.
God is always in control of all situations in our lives. He uses all situations (even very bad ones) and all people (even someone as insignificant as me) to bring glory unto himself.
God can use my feeble words to touch people’s hearts and change people’s lives.
God’s thoughts are higher than our thoughts, and His ways higher than our ways (Isaiah 55:8-9). The bible is God’s word to us, but I do not need to feel pressured to understand everything in it to explain it to others- I never will with my humanly low level of knowledge and understanding. Yet, while God’s word can be so complex and beyond comprehension, it is simple enough even for a young child to understand and come to know Him fully through it.
God’s word is power. It speaks for itself. I do not need to try and defend it- nothing I do or say will ever defend it better than it does for itself.
“All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Keep fighting the good fight of faith (1 Timothy 6:12), fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith (Hebrews 12:2).
God is good. God is so so good.