TURN THE PAGE by Carl Lentz
1 Corinthians 13:8-13
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
In 1 Corinthians 13, Paul was writing to a church in Corinth that was excited about the gifts of God but had forgotten about the God who saved them.
2 Peter 3:17-18
Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
God calls us to grow in grace. Our ever-changing God wants to do a work in us. Don’t stop in the middle of your story. Turn the page in your faith.
If you are passionate about changing the world, then you should be dedicated to the Holy Spirit changing your life day in and day out. Change from the inside produces change on the outside. The power of your testimony is what will draw people to Jesus. No one can argue with a changed life.
The best advertisement of the gospel of grace is a changed life. - Carl Lentz
Mindsets To Help You Turn The Page
1. You can’t always have exactly what you want, but you have to grow anyway:
God is not here to make us happy; he wants to make us holy. The ultimate goal is to get our desires to line up with His desire. Growing up means not looking at our sin, but looking at our Savior. God loves you so much that he will withhold what you want so he can give you what you need.
2. Not every fight is your fight, but you better be found fighting the right fights.
The true fight is for people’s souls. The devil cannot stop you from fighting, but he can distract you with fights you don’t need to be fighting. Don’t waste time, tears, and equity fighting about the wrong things.
3. Realize God is always doing more than you think he is, even when it seems mundane.
The outcome is on God, but obedience is on you.
Action Item: Ask yourself how God is calling you to grow in grace this season.