Being Transformed

Hello again,

Over the past weeks we have enjoyed looking at a few of the attributes and characteristics of Abba Father. Now, we are going to begin putting our beliefs into practice…putting our money where our mouth is, so to speak. This will be fun and it will be the process that Scripture refers to as being transformed. It will involve our being proactive and reactive. It will involve both the spiritual and the material worlds. This transformation will be recognizing some incorrect beliefs we might have about this Heavenly Father, which we’ve been learning about. Then, we begin to believe the truths He reveals about Himself.

To begin, where do we look in His Word to see what Abba is truly like? Let's see what Jesus said in John 14:9 -read with me; “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Phillip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, show us the Father?”

This week let's look at the truth that He is a caring Father in I Peter 5:7. In this verse we are told to cast our cares on Him because He cares for us. I particularly appreciate the way this verse is paraphrased in The Message Bible; “Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you.”

I don't know about you, but sometimes I forget that He is most careful with me and that everything allowed in my life comes through the hand of my unconditionally loving Father.

It is precisely when I find myself in stress-filled situations that I need to recall I am the beloved child of the Creator. This circumstance has neither caught Him off guard nor does it have Him worried. He is most careful with me and is being compassionate and understanding with me right now. As I begin to reflect on the truth of who He is, and cast my anxiety on Him, I begin to relax a bit and rest in His care. Try this truth on this week and see how it fits for you.

Blessings,
Thomas
thomas@robinsonoutdoors.com

Note: “but God” is a weekly ministry of Robinson Outdoors Products written for us by pastor and spiritual counselor, Thomas Paige. “But God” is posted each week on the ScentBlocker website and can be found there along with the archives of messages of past months from Thomas. “But God” is also posted each week on ScentBlocker Facebook page and on Twitter. 

You may ask, “why would Robinson, an outdoor products company with brands ScentBlocker and Tree Spider, making  products for hunters, spend its time on something like “but God”?” 

Great question, as we here at Robinson consider our work place our mission field, our products bearing the John 3:16inscription our outreach. For 2014, there will be a laminated waterproof jacket pocket insert that contains the salvation message printed in two languages. And, we ask the Lord to provide more opportunities for us to be a light unto a dark world. 

What responses do we receive from our customers? Each week thousands and thousands of people read the “but God” message online. We receive dozens and dozens of appreciative emails, rejoicing that a company has the courage to stand up for what it believes despite perhaps it not being the most popular thing to do these days. God has blessed our lives and our  business! 

I hope you will enjoy this weeks’ “…but God” as Thomas continues the series, unto the Lord!

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