In the multitude of reports sharing turmoil, evil, and death, it is easy to be overwhelmed. Quickly a disciple of Christ can forget who they are. One can even forget truth if they aren't faithful to carefully and deliberately feed on truth.
Knowing that many are discouraged, are losing, or have even lost hope, we're doing just that, feeding on truth. We're spending as many days as it takes to fill us up. We are going to be transformed by renewing our minds. We are going to renew our minds by feasting on the truth, God's Word. Many reports are flying around. Not all of them, however, are truth. They may be fact, but truth can change fact. Please join me in this rich feast of truth. Together, let us devour truth. Let's chew and chew and chew. Because sometimes...all of us... need to remember:
Who we are and who our Father is.
1 John 3:1 NLT
"See how very much our Father loves us, for He calls us His children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don't recognize that we are God's children because they don't know Him."
Isaiah 51:7-8, 12-16
7 Listen to Me, you who know rightness and justice and right standing with God, the people in whose heart is My law and My instruction: fear not the reproach of men, neither be afraid nor dismayed at their revilings.
8 For [in comparison with the Lord they are so weak that things as insignificant as] the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool. But My rightness and justice [and faithfully fulfilled promise] shall be forever, and My salvation to all generations.
12 I, even I, am He Who comforts you. Who are you, that you should be afraid of man, who shall die, and of a son of man, who shall be made [as destructible] as grass,
13 That you should forget the Lord your Maker, Who stretched forth the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, and fear continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, when he makes ready to destroy or even though he did so? And where is the fury of the oppressor?
14 The captive exile and he who is bent down by chains shall speedily be released; and he shall not die and go down to the pit of destruction, nor shall his food fail.
15 For I am the Lord your God, Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar and Who by rebuke restrains it—the Lord of hosts is His name.
16 And I have put My words in your mouth and have covered you with the shadow of My hand, that I may fix the [new] heavens as a tabernacle and lay the foundations of a [new] earth and say to Zion, You are My people.