Sunday, January 25, 2015
Goals, The Way of Shalom
Paul said to the Colossians the 'work' is to make fully known the message of God.
Which is . . . We have been ransomed and set free, (past tense), by the blood of Christ . . . Col 1:25
Paul went on to say the 'goal' of that work is that we might be united with Christ or become one with Him. Col 1;28-29
When Christ is in us, we have Shalom with God. The word 'shalom' is the first word used in the Bible to define 'healing.' Genesis 43:28
Shalom - Peace, safety, prosperity, well being, intactness, wholeness, security, safety. Which brings feelings of satisfaction, well being, and contentment - perfect peace.
The 'work' to do to have Shalom in life is to begin to believe the message of God.
"He sent his word and he healed them and delivered them from destruction."
Psalms 107:20 The word he sent was the living word, Yeshua Ha' Maschiac; Jesus
The first step I try to employ in realizing a goal in my life is to define the parameters or the 'work involved' in attaining that 'defined goal.' The second step is to actually do the work. Of course, that is all predicated on whether I believe, or not, I can do the work and attain the goal . . . Even if no one else does . . .
Because ya see, The goal of the Bible is to come to faith or trust in the One whom he sent . . . and not in our own efforts. That doesn't mean we don't exert effort, it means we trust in what God did to make our effort successful . . . and that is Jesus
The Horse is prepared for The Day of Battle but victory, (still), comes from the Lord . . .
Ya get it? :) My efforts are just a reflection of what I already believe.