With > What & Good > Great

1.) With > What

The disciples struggled with the loss of Jesus on the cross. Because Jesus had effectively taught them life is not about what you have as much as it is about who you are with. Everything the disciples needed was released because of who they were with!

The Key ???? is your connections.
What you can do in life is directly linked to who you are with.

“Your safety NET of life is built by how well you NETwork.” Its not “what” you know but “who” you know (with) that makes you successful in life.

For the disciples – WITH > WHAT
“Now when they beheld the boldness of Peter and John, and had perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been WITH Jesus.”
‭‭Acts‬ ‭4:13‬ ‭ASV‬

Never chase a WHAT (things) over the people you are WITH.

Spiritual principal:
Make God the one thing you chose never to live WITHout.

On the other side of that one decision.
Is the greatest life you can imagine.
And clarity of identity in Christ!!
Because I know no matter what comes against me…it can not destroy me because I’m WITH Him!!
Popular – I’m with him
Unpopular – I’m with him
Accepted – I’m with him
Unaccepted – I’m still with him
While the world struggles with loss of identity
We stand confident in who we are and what we are because of who we place our allegiance WITH.
Because our WITH is greater than our WHAT.

2.) Good > Great

You can be blinded to the good when pursuing the great.
Some pursue greatness to the detriment of everything GOOD in their life.

Spiritual principal:
God said “it is Good” 7 times in Genesis during creation.
7 is the number of perfection
Life principal:
That tells me that the perfect things in life are embedded in the GOOD THINGS NOT THE GREAT.
Great things – High points!
Great things – Emotional highs.
Great things – Are just that…great!
But we live on the good things of life!
There are great points but the perfecting of our life is when we find he is still a GOOD God in the valley!!
The valley:
low points – perfects our faith
low points – lets “patience have its perfect work in us” James 1:4
Low points/Difficult moments – ground us in God!
“Its the struggle that reminds us we still need a savior!!”

Romans 8:28
“All things work together for good (he didn’t say great!)
WE CANT SAY ALL THE THINGS THAT HAPPEN TO US IN LIFE ARE GREAT…but, God’s promise is that if we keep our hope in him ALL things will be made “good” by him.
That means nothing will be waisted.
No pain – meaningless
No loneliness – will be a loss
No suffering – will go unnoticed by God
No time serving – unnoticed by heaven
No struggle – left unrewarded
No injustice – will go unpaid for
He will make all things good some day or he can not be called a just God.

So focus on who you are “WITH” and strive not for perfection but find the perfect in “GOOD” things.

“Avoid evil and do good! Seek peace (with) and pursue it!”
~Psalm 34:14


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