“Is Your Future in Scripture?” - Rev. Greg Haseloff

August 15, 2016

“Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known.” - I John 3.2

A frustrating question that almost all of us ask ourselves is this: will I ever change?  Will the thoughts that spiral always be present?  Will the choices that lead to numbness continuously sneak in?  Strategies that move us in a different direction can be short lived when they only consider “I just need to have more faith, “if only I prayed more,” or “if only I could go 21 days to establish a new habit.”

What if the spiritual discipline of dwelling in Scripture really did hold the power to shape a different you in the future?  In the letter of I John the author addresses people who have said the initial “yes” to be children of God, but his next words address an unknown future – what we will be has not yet been made known.

The not-yet-known exists because children of God are made for a trajectory of being mature in Christ Jesus – to growing into more.  The living word of God is accessible to each of us in the daily ruts where we ask ourselves if a power exists that can alter who we are.

Chinese Christians embrace it.  Iraqi Christians believe it. Nepali Christians have access to so little of it.  What about us?

I love hearing the thoughts of Dennis Kinlaw addressing the power of Scripture, He essentially says that we have not yet begun to plumb the depths of God’s word.  Maybe 21 days of digesting more Scripture could alter your future and reveal a you that has not yet been made known.


- Rev. Greg Haseloff, Campus Chaplain

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