His story is at work in you and for you.
Each of us has a role to play in the great big story God is writing. In this series called “Story,” Pastor Eddie Cole will help you fall in love with the story God is writing and embrace your role in it with passion and experience it with joy.
History is just HIS story being written in real life.
There’s truth to this statement because we can verify this in Scripture. Colossians 1:15-18. From beginning to end, He is there.
We also see this in Jeremiah 29:11. In this passage, God is assuring Jeremiah that He has a plan and that plan is true for us today.
God’s story has been unfolding since the beginning of time and it continues today, being written in real time.
Ever person has a part to play in the story of God.
We have assurance that God loves us through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. This plays the most crucial part in His story and ours.
We all have a worldview. What we tell ourselves informs how we approach the world and our lives. Your worldview influences how you see God, your family, your community, and, even your own world. The conversation you have with yourself informs what you believe.
How you develop your worldview is based on what you value, believe, and experience. This is how you interpret the world and how you are going to approach the world.
There are two ways you can approach the world.
You can approach the world with a theistic worldview (you believe in God or gods), something that provides you direction.
Or you can approach the world with a secular world view does not believe in God, sometimes called agnostics or atheists. Secularists believe there are no right or wrong ways to live and that the world happened by chance, or accident. Relativism, materialism, hedonism, all encompass a secular world view.
How you view the world matters.
If you can’t see properly, you won’t be able to see all that God has for you. Christians are invited to have a gospel centered worldview. Romans 12:1-2.
By taking on a gospel worldview, you begin to renew your mind. How you view the world affects everything — your attitude, how you exist in relationships, your community, your job. A gospel centered worldview brings you life.
The gospel world view beings with faith in Jesus, confession of sin, repentance, and baptism by water. Being spiritually minded brings life and peace to your world. It doesn’t make everything easy, Jesus never promised an easy life. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers us out of them all Psalm 34:19. Weeping may last for a night, but joy shall come in the morning Psalm 30:5. Trouble will come, but My peace I leave with you John 16:33.
If you want joy and peace that is unshakable, follow Jesus. If you are a believer, stay the course. Your joy is coming.