I hear folks say, “God wants the best for your life” without telling you what ‘the best’ actually means. Many people have come to believe that “God’s best for your life” means material prosperity, happiness and comfort. This is a lie because it is unbiblical. There are a lot of ‘preachers’ who teach prosperity and comfort or if ‘you name it, claim it’. They are teaching rubbish and falsehood.
So what is ‘God’s best for your life’?
God’s sole purpose for your life (and mine) is to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. Salvation is stepping through the door to relationship and freedom. But, pursuing God with an all-consuming passion is completely different and requires abiding in Him. We must allow our will to be put under the bridle of the Holy Spirit, and we will be guided. We ultimately become more and more like Jesus (conformed to his image).
Ready to be spiritually challenged?
“Bind the sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar” (Ps 118:27)
Our relationship with God is rooted not in emotions but at the seat of our will (heart). When we yield our will to that of Jesus Christ, He will bring us through fire. That fire is a part of purification. Purification cannot be manufactured in the Flesh, it is a work of God (Holy Spirit). It is a deeper voyage into sanctification, being crushed and molded into Christlikeness. There is nothing ‘wimpy’ or ‘weak’ about the true Christian life. We are constantly being ‘poured out’ (2 Timothy 4:6).
‘The fullness of Christ’ (Eph 4:13) is experienced when we have ‘bound’ our will to ‘the altar’ and yield to the Spirit. Only then can we begin to experience the abundant Spiritual Life full of grace and true freedom in Christ. God’s best for your life and mine is the process of becoming more like Jesus.
Are you willing to be bound with cords to the altar and go through the fire?
‘Be filled, abide and walk….’