Christians are meant to be the happiest people on earth, no matter what circumstances we face. This only happens when we choose to not merely esteem Scripture, but apply it functionally to our daily lives. In this video, I share what I believe is the most important spiritual truth Christians need today — one that is an absolute game-changer when we truly grasp and apply it. Now more than ever, we must let God’s truth become our daily reality.
That’s an extremely difficult question. And that is because I would say there’s a combination, some one-two punches in truth and in Christianity that are very, very important. I’m going to land on one, even though it’s hard for me to say it’s the most important, it’s going to be up there. And that is the fact that God turns all things for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. The reason I’m going to put that as a centerpoint is not because no one knows it. A lot of people, that’s their favorite Scripture. However, it’s actually really believing it that changes the game. Christianity hinges on faith, where faith goes, so goes the Christian. A lot of us have faith, but not necessarily in the Word of God or in Jesus Christ. And that’s a weird thought to some people like, “How could I have faith in something different?”
Well, faith is not merely confidence. It’s what you place your trust in. And so many of us have trust in our own ability. We have trust in our medicine cabinet. We have trust in our bank account. We have trust in something. “Hey, we have the right political leader in office, I’m at peace.” Instead of our confidence being placed squarely in the Word of Jesus, in the Word of God. And when that’s the case, it game changes for us. And so therefore anything we go through, we can rejoice. And when you have a grip on that truth, that God turns everything, even things that the enemy is conspiring in and deviously attempting to do. We can smile, rest, and rejoice. Why? Because we know that God will turn even that to good. And even the difficulties that Christ would allow us to walk through, guess what? Even those get turned to good.
So therefore we become the happiest people on earth in a momentary flash when we switch in our thinking, not to just esteem the Scripture, but to apply the Scripture to our functional faith. If we really believe that God turns all things — all things: good, bad, ugly — into good for those that love Him and are called according to His purpose … game changed right there. And as a result, you have a triumphant, very happy, and smiling version of Christianity that dances about, sings in prison cells, laughs at the opposition, holds it in derision, sitting up there with a King who’s enthroned on High, who laughs at all the nations of the earth taking their stand against Him. Why? Because our God is in control. And when you get that, game has changed.
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