Oh, Matthew 7. One of my favorite chapters in the Bible.
We’re continuing our Hero of the Home line this summer, handing you a fresh print and fresh dose of permission to believe that God put you where you live, on purpose, to be an ambassador of light and hope and healing. And we’re pairing art with this good news so that you have a new design you can hang in your home to keep encouraging your heart!
This week's verse comes with two power-packed pieces of truth I want us to ruminate on this week.
#1: Obedience is Everything.
It’s not enough to just hear the Word, to experience the fullness of His joy and presence – we’ve got to do what He says. And that takes us not just from hearer to doer, but from hearer to hero. Because what brings more light to a place than someone who is obediently following God? Nothing.
#2: This print is only verse 24, but you’ve got to read verse 25 to see what a hero our God is.
I’m so thankful we serve a God who doesn’t lie. He never said: obey me and the rain will stay away. He did say: Obey me. The rain will come. The wind will beat you down. It might feel like everything is about to crumble: but I will hold you.
No matter what anyone has said about you, no matter how many projects you’ve been able to finish or how disobedient you’ve felt in the past, I want to affirm something:
You’re made in the image of God and YOU CAN be obedient. You’re a coheir with Christ and an ambassador in the Kingdom. You’re not just a hearer, you’re a doer – in the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit.
If you need this reminder on a daily basis, snag that print and post it in your home and on your heart. We’re on your team, heroes!
Grace + Peace,