Unashamed

 “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our LORD.” -2.Timothy 1:7-8-

The Holy Spirit makes us unashamed. HE gives us the courage to follow Jesus, no matter what. To keep going, whatever it takes. To share God’s love and truth without regard what others may think. To be who God calls us to be.

God doesn’t want us to live in fear but to be bold, to step out of our comfort zones, to move forward.

You and I are called to be unashamed. Unashamed of our faith and unashamed of the gospel. Unashamed of God’s truth. Unashamed of who we are and how God created us to be.

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.” –Romans 1:16-

“That I was unashamed of Jesus, yes. But I am also unashamed to admit my weaknesses. Unashamed to admit my brokenness. Unashamed to admit that I fail constantly and need help.” –Lecrae-

Being unashamed also means to not be afraid to show your vulnerabilities. It’s being REAL-not perfect. It’s being unashamed of who you are.

Keep being who you are- unashamed. The world is trying to tell you lies about yourself every day- that you’re not worthy, not good enough, not qualified, etc. Don’t listen to these voices but be who God created you to be- unashamed.

How would you live if you were unashamed?

“If you live for people’s acceptance, you’ll die from their rejection. This belief has made it possible to keep doing what I do and keep being who I am, unashamed.” –Lecrae-

FORGIVEN&FREE

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„Gott hat unsere Freiheit mit seinem Blut teuer erkauft und uns alle unsere Schuld vergeben.“ –Kolosser 1:14

Einer- der DICH unendlich liebt- hat einen sehr hohen Preis dafür bezahlt, damit deine Fehler vergeben werden und du in FREIHEIT leben kannst.

  • Was bedeutet VERGEBUNG für dich?

Für Gott bedeutet es das: „So fern der Osten vom Westen ist, hat ER unsere Verfehlungen von uns entfernt.“ (Psalm 103:12) ER versenkt unsere Schuld im tiefsten Meer (Micha 7:19). Unsere Fehler. Ausgelöscht. Für immer vergessen. So, als ob wir sie nie getan hätten.

Durch SEINE Vergebung ermöglicht Gott uns einen Neuanfang.

  • Was bedeutet FREIHEIT für dich?

„Ihr werdet die Wahrheit erkennen und die Wahrheit wird euch frei machen.“ (Johannes 8:32) Hat die Wahrheit die du glaubst dich frei gemacht? Wenn nein, ist das, was du für wahr hältst wirklich die Wahrheit?

Ich glaube an die Wahrheit von Ostern- dass Jesus Christus, weil er mich so sehr liebt, am Kreuz für meine Fehler starb, damit ich zu Gott kommen kann und für immer mit ihm leben kann. Und diese Wahrheit hat mich frei gemacht und sie macht mich immer wieder frei.

Frei von Verdammnis. Frei von Selbstzweifel. Frei von Hass. Frei von Angst. Frei von Sorgen. Frei davon, mein Glück und meine Erfüllung in Geld, Luxus, Reichtum oder Erfolg zu suchen. Frei für ein Leben mit Gott. Frei für ein Leben in meiner Bestimmung. Frei, das Leben zu führen, das Gott für mich gedacht hat.

Gott hat auch einen unglaublichen Plan für DEIN Leben und lädt dich ein in dieser Freiheit zu leben. Alles was du tun musst, ist Jesus dein Leben anzuvertrauen.

Jesus. Sie schlugen ihm ins Gesicht. Sie beschuldigten ihn, ein Krimineller zu sein. Sie verhörten ihn. Sie nahmen ihn fest. Sie verletzten ihn. Sie peitschten ihn aus. Sie beleidigten ihn. Sie setzten ihm eine Krone aus Dornen auf.  Sie verhöhnten und verspotteten ihn. Sie zwangen ihn sein eigenes Kreuz auf den Hügel zu tragen, auf dem er sterben sollte. Sie kreuzigten ihn.

Alles für dich und für mich. Jesus tat dies alles, damit du und ich leben können. ER ertrug da alles wegen einem einzigen Grund: unglaubliche, unbeschreibliche, unfassbare LIEBE für dich und mich. Überleg dir das mal: ER starb lieber als ohne dich zu sein.

Aber Jesus ist nicht nur gestorben sondern auch wieder auferstanden. Nach drei Tagen lebte dieser Jesus, der am Kreuz gestorben ist, wieder. ER besiegte den Tod und damit alles andere. Jeder Schmerz, jede Angst, jede Sünde, jede Schande… für immer besiegt.

Und weil JESUS für unser Versagen und unsere Fehler am Kreuz gestorben ist, können du und ich ewiges Leben haben. FORGIVEN& FREE. Wegen dem Tod und der Auferstehung von Jesus können wir zu Gott, dem Vater kommen und für immer mit ihm leben. Jesus ist der Weg zu Gott. Und Wegen Jesus wird uns vergeben. Wegen Jesus können wir frei sein. FORGIVEN&FREE.


“The Son paid the price to make us free. In him we have forgiveness of our sins.” –Colossians 1:14-

One- who infinitely loves you- paid a very high price so that your mistakes can be forgiven and you can live in freedom.

  • What means FORGIVENESS to you?

For God it means the following: “As far as the east is from the west, so far has HE removed our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 103:12 ) He casts our sins down to the bottom of the sea. (Micah 7:19). Our mistakes. Erased.  Forever forgotten. As if we never did it. By HIS forgiveness God gives us the chance of a new beginning.

  • What means FREEDOM to you?

“Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32).
Did the truth you believe set you free. If not, is it really the truth?

I believe in the truth of Easter- that Jesus Christ, because HE loved me so much, died at the cross for my failures, so that I can come to God and live with him forever. And this truth set me free and sets me free over and over again. Free from condemnation. Free from self-doubt. Free from hate. Free from fear. Free from sorrows. Free from seeking my luck and my fulfilment in money, luxury, wealth and success. Free for a life with God. Free for a life in my calling. Free to live the life God planned for me.

God has an amazing plan for your life as well and invites you to live in this freedom. Everything you need to do is to entrust your life to Jesus.

Jesus. They slapped him in the face. They accused him of being a criminal. They questioned him. They arrested him. They hurt him. They flogged him. They insulted him. They put a crown of thorns on his head. They ridiculed and mocked him. They made him carry his own cross up to the hill  where he should die. They crucified him.

All for you and me. Jesus did this all so that you and I may live. HE endured all of this because of one reason: incredible, indescribable, uncontainable LOVE for you and me.

Get that: HE rather died than being without you.

But Jesus not only died. HE also rose from death. After three days this Jesus who died at the cross, lived again. HE defeated death forever- and with it everything else. Every pain, every fear, every sin, every shame…forever defeated.

And because JESUS died at the cross for our failures and mistakes you and I can have eternal life. We can be FORGIVEN&FREE.

The death and resurrection of Jesus allows us to come to God, the Father and to be with him forever. Jesus is the way to God and because of Jesus we are FORGIVEN&FREE.

Strong in weakness

“MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR YOU; FOR MY POWER IS MADE PERFECT IN WEAKNESS.” -God- (2.Corinthians 12:9)

In my weakest moments God is so strong.

That’s why I don’t quit, why giving up is not an option. HE is the reason that keeps me going, HE is the one who carries me through. Because HE does not give up on me, I will also not give up on others. HE will never leave me nor forsake me, HE will never let me down. HE is always right by my side. And if I focus on HIM and on HIS love, there’s nothing that can tear me down. I know that I could NEVER do it on my own. But I know as well that through HIM I can do anything, I can do all things, cause it’s HIM who gives me strength, nothing is impossible. I know that if God is for me, nothing and no one can ever stand against me. I know that my God is so much greater. The one who stands behind me is so much greater than anything that is ahead of me. I know that God will not allow more than I can carry. In every situation HE is right there to help me, to motivate me, to push me, to encourage me, to enable me to do whatever HE wants me to do.

I know that in my weakest moments God is so strong.

Reality

Live in the reality of who God is.

 

Live in the reality of what Christ has done for you.

Live in the reality of God’s love for you.

Live in the reality of God’s faithfulness.

Live in the reality of the Holy Spirit.

Live in the reality of eternity.

Live in the reality of the kingdom of God.

Live in the reality of God’s greatness.

Live in the reality of God’s dream for your life.

Live in the reality of God’s truth about you.

Live in the reality of God’s fullness.

Live in the reality of the life Christ has given you.

Live in the reality of Christ’s freedom for you.

Live in the reality of the authority Christ has given you.

Live in the reality of what faith can move.

 

Live in the reality of who God is.