And Other Questions That You May be Asking About God.
Will God forgive me? So many people in the world today are living in fear of the judgments of God. They are afraid to approach Him because they perceive Him to be angry and vengeful, but the truth is that God is extremely merciful and compassionate, slow to anger.
“Then the Lord passed by in front of him, and proclaimed, ‘The Lord, the Lord God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in loving kindness and truth (faithfulness); keeping mercy and loving kindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin…’”—Exodus 34:6-7 (AMP)
We must understand that God is just and that He will not allow us to go unpunished for sins we’ve committed, but He will be faithful to forgive us if we choose to invite Him to clean up the messes we’ve made in our lives.
Who Does God Say that I Am?
We’ve often heard that we cannot get our identity through others, but that our identity comes from Christ alone… But what does that mean? What does that look like for me as a Believer, day in and day out?
- We are children of God…
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.”—John 1:12
When we accept Christ into our lives, we accept and acknowledge that our debt was paid in full through the sacrifice that He made for us when He died on the cross. His death and resurrection made it possible for us to enter into the inheritance with Him, as a son or daughter of God.
- We are FREE from guilt and shame…
“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”—Romans 8:1
When we become born-again Believers we are no longer condemned by our sins, but allowed complete access into the throne room of God. This means that the guilt and shame of our past can be removed and we can walk boldly into His presence without fear of punishment.
It also means that the condemning voices of our unseen enemy are silenced. Satan no longer has a right to accuse us of our past sins when we apply the blood of Jesus to those areas of our lives.
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.”—Romans 8: 31-34
- We are victorious in Him…
When we exchange our old lives for His vision for us, we have access to all the tools necessary to achieve the success that He has promised us in His Word. His principles empower us to be MORE than conquers, when we chose to listen and obey.
“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”—Romans 8:37-39
What Does God Want from Me?
What God wants from each one of us is uniquely different… while simultaneously the same.
- He wants us to live out an amazing story on earth
Each one of us has been distinctively built for a purpose—a destiny that is perfect and exclusive to our individual talents and skill set. God has an expectation that we will seek Him above ALL ELSE in order that we might understand how we should use our abilities to benefit His Kingdom.
“’For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,’ says the Lord, ‘thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.’”—Jeremiah 29:11
- He wants a relationship…
He also desires to have an intimate relationship with us.
What does this look like?
It is a special relationship with the Holy Spirit who operates as a counselor and guide throughout our entire lives. No matter the situation, we can go to Him for guidance.
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”—John 14:26
God wants us to trust Him, in every situation. He knows that as we first come to know Him it takes time for us to believe that He will be faithful. He does not expect us to perfect that relationship with Him overnight. He is patient with us as we continue to trust in Him and His Word.
At Curt Landry Ministries we want to encourage you to continue on this journey. It is good to ask questions and to understand what it means to truly be forgiven, or to better understand what the expectations are in this developing relationship in Christ. The most important thing is… Don’t quit seeking Him. If you’re not getting the answers you need right away, wait on Him. He is always sure to deliver!