Although I cannot be responsible for how others choose to live, there is a point of feeling liable when I embrace them in their lifestyle without question or concern for those affected.
If my efforts to raise concerns are in vain, unable to convince them of healthier choices, I must hold fast to what I have.
Trusting the Father seems like a small thing to possess but the proof is in the pudding that what God says is true.
It eliminates my frantic need to uncover “deep” mysteries behind what is unraveling. It’s pretty simple. For without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6).
Jesus Christ the Lord is the author and finisher of my faith (Hebrews 12:2), meaning His completed work on the cross allows me access into God’s grace (Romans 5:2).
Don’t be overburdened with the worries of those who have opened doors that should have remained shut.
Hold fast to what you know: that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). As fickle as people can be, I can still hold on to that which remains true.
God’s patience means my impatience at times but in actuality it may mean my life lived out faithfully. What was meant to be a stumbling block around my ankle is being untied for good.- Teresa #freetolove
Revelation 2:18-29 (ESV) bold added
18 “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: ‘The words of the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and whose feet are like burnished bronze.
19 “‘I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first. 20 But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and seducing my servants to practice sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols. 21 I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality. 22 Behold, I will throw her onto a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her I will throw into great tribulation, unless they repent of her works, 23 and I will strike her children dead. And all the churches will know that I am he who searches mind and heart, and I will give to each of you according to your works. 24 But to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not learned what some call the deep things of Satan, to you I say, I do not lay on you any other burden. 25 Only hold fast what you have until I come.
26 The one who conquers and who keeps my works until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations, 27 and he will rule[a] them with a rod of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself have received authority from my Father. 28 And I will give him the morning star. 29 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’