When you hear the phrase “true colors” what are some thought that may come to mind? Maybe your inner beauty, or perhaps your hidden talents that you may not even realize that you have. But I am going to talk about a different type of true colors here. This a play by play of how God views our true colors, not as we do but how he sees them through our lives. I am going to use biblical examples of how God views us and how He is there even in the midst of our minds He is not. Both new and old testament scripture to back this up as well.
1) Fact about God that so many people get turned around, He knows us better then we know our self. Meaning while we just see the outward shell of someone God notices the persons heart.
1 Samuel 16:7—“The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
Right there we notice the way someone looks or acts, but do we even consider what there heart looks like? Challenge, this week try and ask God for His eyes when you look at someone. Ask to see there heart not just there outward shell.
2) Ever feel like you are not where you belong? Fell like you should be doing so much more? Ever ask your self why you are where you are?
Jeremiah 29:11- For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
He knows what is best for us even though there are times when we may have doubts or mixed feelings about that. 3) Even if we are in a situation that seems bleak and no future.
1 Corinthians 10:13–” No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
God will not nor ever put us in harms way. At times we may question and wonder that aspect but He knows what is best for us.
4)Do not fear your past trying to catch up and destroy you, nor let your fear try and control you. Your past is behind you for a reason, nothing should try and bring that up and destroy the present.
Isaiah 43:1,18&19—“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. ” ““Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!
1 John 5:4–For whatever is born of God overcomes the world,and this the victory that overcomes the world–our faith.
God wants to create new, He wants to transform the past and make it a new creation. The old is gone and the new has risen. He loves the way we are now He does not want us to live in shame and sin, but He does want a personal relationship with us. We are overcomers, but the question is when we will see this trying to shine through?
5) We are not alone in the battle, God does not want to see us fall short. He has given us power to overcome all.
2 Timothy 1:7–For God has not given us a spirit of timidity but of power .and love ,and discipline.
Philippians 4:13– I can do all things through Christ who gives us strength.
2 Corinthians 3:12—Therefore since we have such a hope, we are very BOLD
We are meant to be stronger then we are, but when times come we so seldom run and hide. But take heart and faith God is still right beside you every step of the way. Let the strengths shine through and nothing will be able to stop you. Let go and take God, I heard someone say that once. That is the step so amny of us need to take.
7) The bible is a weapon to use not only against the enemy but also against your friends in junior high (just joking about the last part) But the bible is God’s holy word. It is inspired by God and not of man. But that is not the only weapon we have either. We also have the armor of God, with us also. We need to add that every day.
Hebrews 4:12—For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Ephesians 6:11-17 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
8) The bible should be the bases for how we live our daily lives. Without using the bible in our daily life’s we are open to attack from the enemy. We can use the Bible to defend our faith but to also shine a light. God’s word will always be, nothing will change that.
Psalms 119:105—Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
Isaiah 40:8—The grass withers and the flowers fade. But the word of our God stands forever.
There are so many more examples of what our true colors could be, I went of track a bit but something tells me it will be encouraging to read. Just remember that you are never alone in this battle of life. God is with you every step of the way.And know that I will be there as well if you have any questions or just need to talk. Happy Reading Adam