Because of my past, because of my experience, and because of what I know in God's word affects my perspective and ultimately my choices. This has helped me as I minister to others knowing they are also be affected by their past, experience and the Bible. Depending on their knowledge of the Bible, how they interpret the Word, and who is influencing their understanding of the Word will affect their choices too. So what does this all mean?
It means to me how important the role of the Holy Spirit is in our lives. So with all the things I have mentioned, we have the Holy Spirit to affirm or correct. So that all of our perspectives will line up with God's will.
I pray today that even though we are so different, from our past to our present, I pray that we are united in one goal, one direction, one path towards Christ as we are filled and guided by His Holy Spirit.
Well, that is my perspective anyway.
Romans 1: 18-20 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.