Why do so many good Christians keep trying to earn favor with Father God, when He has already given it to them? When will we learn that you can’t earn something that has already been given to you? The western church does one thing fairly well. It teaches about the love of Jesus. At least the evangelical church does. It teaches about the love, but it really doesn’t show the love of Jesus very well. For the most part the church concentrates too much on judging others, something Jesus never did. So even though it teaches about His love, it doesn’t reflect His love.
One thing the church does very poorly is teaching about our inheritance as believers. Tonight we had the first night of the Relentless Generation conference. There were over 400 youth from this region. Scott spoke and released the love of the Father. It was an awesome message that was well received. We prayed for literally hundreds of youth during ministry time. As we were praying for them it was sad to realize how few of them realized that God loved them enough to heal them and that there was nothing that they had to do to gain His favor. They couldn’t understand that they didn’t have to perform, all they had to do was come as they were.
But why should I be shocked. It’s like that everywhere I go. It doesn’t matter if it is with youth or adults. They haven’t been taught on the love of the Father. The church, just like the world, is suffering from an orphan spirit. That has to change if we are going to be the agents that bring change to our communities. Tomorrow I’m talking about identity in my workshop. I decided to change some of the emphasis tomorrow. I need to focus more on the Father’s heart and His goodness. Until people believe that God is for them, that He loves them unconditionally, they will never be able to truly know who they are. Hopefully I will be able to remedy that to some degree tomorrow.
We check out in the morning. Then after the conference we leave for the airport tomorrow night. It’s going to be a great day tomorrow and I can’t wait to see more people set free. Then tomorrow night it’s off to Atlanta and then Nicaragua. It looks like fun. It’s been a long day, and it is snowing outside right now. It will be interesting to see how much snow we have in the morning.