IRS Official

 

Last Friday I received a phone call from our book keeper at Global Redemption and she began reading a letter from the IRS. 'We are pleased to tell you...' As I sat in my car listening to these beautiful words I began to cry. We became incorporated as a nonprofit eligible to receive donations as a nonprofit. But this letter is final approval through the IRS, meaning our paperwork process in the US is finished! Many, many hours of labor, research and meetings have gone into this process. I am very thankful it is complete! Over ten years ago Daddy gave me the vision for what has now become Global Redemption. In my heart I believed for this and I fought for it. But there also are times when I have to let go and trust Daddy to fulfill what He promised. 
So this morning as I write this I'm struck with how our identity is not something we can fight for or work for. It instead something we receive from Jesus. Because by receiving Him, we receive our identity as sons and daughters as He takes us to the Father. So is there nothing left for us to fight for? Is the rest of our life simply something to sit back, relax and live however is easiest? Nope. Our life is about living from that identity and standing in the victory of what Jesus did on the cross. That takes some fighting. Not in the sense that I've often thought but instead fighting against compromise. Fighting against giving up. Daily I must ask myself. Am I trying to fight to receive my identity instead of rest and receive it from Jesus? Am I doing all I can to forcefully stand in Jesus' victory, refusing to compromise against the Word? 

"To all who received Him, to those who believed in His Name, He gave the right to become children of God." John 1:12

"From the days of John the Baptist until now, the Kingdom of Heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it." Matthew11:12