…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. (Romans 3:23, 24 NIV)
A New Week!
Motivating Monday! Today is a new day, a new week. Forget the things of the past- God is wanting to do a new thing in each of our lives. We were encouraged in yesterday’s sermon to welcome others to our table- to taste and see that the Lord is good. This happens as we mature- always wanting to grow. My desire is to see all our spiritual journeys end in maturity and likeness of Christ. My offerings may not always taste sweet, because reality of this blog is to bring awareness to deception. Therefore, a dose of medicine does not always taste good, yet heals sickness in our bodies. Spiritual maturity encompasses mind, body, and soul.
We’ve all heard the story of God bringing Abram out of his tent to look at the stars, unable to count. Yet, how many knew disobeying God’s Word, removes stars, leaving only few in number? When sin is allowed in our lives, sickness intensifies as sin becomes norm, instead of repentance. In the beginning- The Holy Spirit battles against our flesh. Determining the win depends how committed we are in our relationship with Jesus Christ. It’s easy to walk away from anything, when no binding commitment has been formed, roots taking hold. The devil has tricked many into thinking their salvation experience was not real or once repeating the sinner’s prayer, opposition makes us second guess our sincerity.
As medicine is given, we’re always encouraged to feel better. There is good news- great news…God has a purpose and plan for each of our lives. In midst of societal confusion, there’s lots of loud annoyances distracting, sending us in all directions. Let’s be motived to make personal decisions to spend time in prayer, study The Bible, asking The Lord to help us understand scripture will ignite our walk with Christ into spiritual maturity. More we study, more knowledge gained- applying knowledge transforms us closer to Christ’s likeness. There is so much to learn, it’s almost daunting. Yet, there is nothing sweeter than being called Jesus’ friend, because we follow His commands. At this point we are seen trustworthy, purposes begin to reveal. Very exciting! Grateful for each of you!