"speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ."
As celebrate the new year, reflect what God has done in your life this past year, remember His life-giving truths that causes us to be the head and not the tail. We know that He forgives and redeems but look at this list.
Fear is banished (1 John 4:18)
Good Triumphs over evil (2 Corinthians 2:14)
Every need is met in Christ (Philippians 4:19)
Captives are set free (Luke 4:18)
Hope can be restored (Romans 5:5)
Diseases will be healed (Matthew 8:17)
Peace prevails (John 14;27)
Joy reigns (John 16:24)
You are more than a conqueror (Romans 8:31)
This isn't just for you but a dying and hurting world who need these truths. When you grow to maturity you are putting off the old and taking on the new. The old is shame, fear, hopelessness, guilt, unforgiveness, addiction and idolatry. You are not a product of your circumstances, you are a product your decisions. But the decision is easy, so accept and believe these kingdom principles and know that most people give up their authority in Christ because they think they don't have any. You are what you read above, and more!
Pastor Michael Garcia
Overseer and Pastor at First Assembly HOEN