All we need is the love of God. When life challenges surface and desire to kill, steal and destroy our joy, enter into the presence of God’s living word where we encounter fullness of joy. The living word of God is the love of God. The love of God is the joy of the Lord, who is our strength. God’s word is living, powerful and sharper than a two edge sword because His living and powerful word is the perfect love of God that cast out fear (1 John 4:17-19).
The living word of God is the prophetic word of God that cast out all fear that comes along with life challenges. These life challenges are purposed to implant fear and every negative thought and negative emotions to uproot the love of God in our hearts. The love of God is purposed to protect our hearts with all diligence so the issues of the heart do not take root in our heart and manifest in our lives. These issues want to stagnate our growth in the love of God because these issues are at war with the purpose, vision and plan of God for our lives.
When we submerge the gates of our heart that consist of our eyes, ears and mouth with hearing the living word of God, listening to the living word of God and watching the living word of God; His perfect love will fills our heart with the love and joy of the Lord that is our strength. This is the strength to overcome life challenges as our mind, spirit, soul and body becomes established in His living word that is His perfect love towards us. This perfect love has the power to heal what is broken, restore what is lost and establish what is unstable.
God desires that His living word enter the gates of our heart so His living word can open the door to His grace and truth that transforms our entire person as His presence empowers us to overcome, every life challenge that is on assignment to hinder our joy and uproot His love (Romans 8:35). Decide to intentionally let God’s love build your joy and restore your love for Him, as you rest in the presence of the living word of God (Romans 10:17). Positioning yourself to hear the living word of God and receive His love is the cure for what needs to be healed as He restores the abundance of your joy (Psalm 16:11).
When you understand your purpose, vision and life assignments, you improve your understanding of your self worth. Your purpose is your identity in Christ that gives your life meaning and understanding. The understanding of how to move forward and be the person God created you to be in life (Jeremiah 29:11). Our purpose is revealed on our walk by faith, which strengthens our understanding of our true identity to be one with the image and likeness of God where we become a new creation in Christ.
Our new creation renews our mind, spirit, soul and body to become one with the mind of Christ (Philippians 2:5-11). It is our new creation in Christ that is our empowerment to succeed in life as we help people who are assigned to our life (2 Corinthians 5:17). Our faith in God is not complete until we activate our faith with the work of obedience. This is where we understand our Christ identity and our self worth is revealed as our confidence is established in the manifested promises of God.
I welcome you to listen to the song titled “Since Your Love” by United Pursuit featuring Brandon Hampton. It reminds us that when God’s love has an opportunity to submerse our thoughts and emotions, healing begins and we begin to overflow with the abundance of His joy; where our actions reveal the overflow of His power, love and sound mind.