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If you are a christian you follow and know Christ. It is a decision you maade.
A decision knowing that even though we are saved by His grace, we show our love for Jesus by obeing His commends. That is what it means to be born again, we are thankful and we want to show our love by obeying Him.
How do you know that you are saved?
Is it because you received Jesus into your heart?
NO! its not enough
There are 2 things you have to do
. Repent for our sins
. Believe that Jesus (God the son) died for our sins and was raised from the dead
“For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved” (Romans 10:9-11)
Now i ask, how do you know you believe? Well, because you obey His commands (the result of believing- Holy spirit)
Christianity is not about inviting God into your life, but accepting the free gift of salvation and deciding you want to be part of Gods kingdom.
Meaning you do not ask God to give you what you think is good for the life you want, but sacrifice everything that feeds your ego and do life as a worrior for the kingdom
Being a Christian is not easy, but it is the best decision
If you are not willing to love and obey Him because He gave His life for you, so you could have eternal life. Than nothing will be good enough, no other reason would be good enough
Don’t get me wrong all His promises stand!
Oh, yes they do!
Ask your self am i a chiristian seeking health, wealth and to see my wants be done? Do i serve safety, money, ego, people, career? Or the one who died for me?
Guess what? you wont find joy and fullfilment by serving yourself but you will when you serve God!
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Do you see Gods kingdom in the choices in your life? Do you see Gods kingdom in the answers to your questions?
Are building a life on earth as you are making kingdom choices?
What and who will help you be building the kingdom on earth?
Who has supported you, who is and who will, for the kingdom?
What life choices help you, which ones distract you and what are they based on?
Ask your self!
It seems easy to answer for us that we chose to follow God. That we commited to do things His way.
But life happens! Right?
Both in bad and good times we strugle at times to see «how to do life» and in most of the times we learn because we made wrong choices.
While it will continue to happen as we are in the world, i urge you to see Gods kingdom.
Make choices that built the Kingdom on earth. Choose people who will help you be a part of this building process as you help others do so.
Not everything will feel like something you want to do, but God knows what is better for us and for the Kingdom, and we chose God not only when it is convinient. In obidience we will be blessed
See, choose, think, work for the kingdom of God!
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.
I know the promises He has given to me
He will always love me
He has a place for me in Heaven
He has plans for me, bigger than i can imagine
He is always with me.
if i know these promises i dont need to know anything else. anytime our mind makes up problems, we need to focus again on God
Father today I pray I look for you in my day. Like you are walking with me, I’ll see you. to look for you in people and In circumstances. Good or bad that I may search to find you. You are always there but we forget to look. Today make me see, today don’t let me miss out on your presence
From the moment God created us He put all His love in us.
He prepared heaven for us, He give us all we needed.
He made us greater than we could have ever imagined, He has walked before us In every situation and He is with us in any situation. Everytime humanity would drift from God He was still there. We were the ones moving away from Him or against Him and He kept moving towards us. Anywhere we are at any situation we are surrounded by His love.
I want to be giving that kind of love.
Unconditional love We are not only called to love, but show/teach by setting an example with our acts, of Gods love.
Jesus died for our sins… He went through pain and suffering for us. I love Him for what He has done for us and I want to receive the responsibility of glorifying Him in everything I do. I want to glorify Him even In my breathing, with every cell of my body, the way I talk and move to glorify Him. In every relationship especially with my brothers and sisters in Christ ,God shall be the center. Even when I don’t get anything back, even when they don’t understand, even if they don’t see, even when it hurts I will continue to glorify God for it is not about me but for His kingdom, I shall not wait to earn anything from people but all my rewards and promises and fulfillment for me come from the Lord. I want all my actions to glorify God, every thought, every tear or smile could be that His grace is expressed in me by Him. It is hard at times. And a lot of times I fail. But I feel the responsibility and I want it. I cannot think that the lord became a sinless man and suffered for my sins, and I doubt and have stress… He didn’t rise from the dead for me to have doupts but to have faith. When I wake up and know that He has given me much more things than the things I don’t have I feel thankful. He makes things possible. From all my sins I feel more shame when I dwell in doubt, and when I don’t focus on Him. We are the Israelis that are going to the promised land and keep doubting God while we are in the dessert, He is feeding us with manna (He always provides and delivers according to our needs at that time) and we keep asking for meat. The promise is there but we keep thinking we are going to suffer in the dessert. We want to also stay in the desert because it is good enough, but we have the promised land waiting for us. It is written that every promise given to the people of Israel was fulfilled. What is your desert now? And what is your manna?
Not only to serve my wants but mostly to get closer to God, and I’ll use every means and people He allows me to do so. And I hope I would be used in that way for others, I want to carry this responsibility for Him’ And I pray and hope that I grow more in to this being part of my identity I thank God that He talks to me with His Word and situations His word is saying nothing is impossible, In situations I see He always makes a way. God is always making a way and He is always there!
When God gives you a new mission to serve Him Stand in position Be ready to fight, and give away. Our godsent mission is our top priority meaning we will need to give our full attention there. That would be tested, He will test how ready you are, how many things you are willing to let go, the sacrifices. We will need to put on hold our wants. But it’s good because we are given time to filter our wants and to reevaluate. Those will later become don’t wants or maybe our reward of faithfullness to be even grater than we imagined. God is calling us to put on hold, some situations, plans, people because He wants our full attention on His mission, He is faithful! He might be saying ‘no, I will give you something better» or «it is not a no, it is a wait for later when the timing is best and you are ready».
We might want to act on situations, plans people our way,but think how will God would want you to act on these on the present time, the time you are serving God to the fullest. How would He like you to approach situations, and invest outside His plan?
But our God is faithful and He loves us and so that we find joy in serving, joy that we don’t find by our earthly desires. He rewards our faithfulness and it is His will to get everything our hearts desire, He covers our needs, He gives us rest. Every time we express a desire God makes a promise to us (to give us what we want or something even better) None of our hearts desires will stay unanswered, because He is our loving Father, the One who wants to bless us.
Make me ready Father, prepare me, humble me. Throw any test at me and give me strength to do your will… I don’t want money I don’t want success those things will not fill me, only in You I be full. I am greatful! Thank you!
I fear God because He loves me… I fear that if I don’t obey the steps He has ordered for me (out of His love) there is no other way. That I’ll be lost without Him or screw things up.
You fear (and respect God) by obedience.
And every decision (small or big) I have to make I ask Him what is the best possible way according to Him, otherwise I will fail. It is not that I succeed always but I discover everyday I need Him more. As I grow in my relationship with God my fear and love for Him grows and it is a way He reveals Himself to me. It is not fear of getting punished it is fear that I won’t get to discover more of Him and His blessings.
And I am glad I am in fear of Him!
When you start your day, your first conversation should be with God.
First thing you thank Him for everything He does. Than you question : how can I serve you today? Sometimes we get consumed on the bigger plan or the future plan, giving a lot of attention there, and maybe worry. Sometimes we feel like we are in a dry season and there is not a lot to do. But there always is!
So we shall ask God everyday how can we serve Him THIS day. If we don’t get an answer just remember how blessed you are and to share love with others, help others, be happy. This the best way to show what His grace does, and to serve Him daily. Let there be no days were we don’t ask, were we wake up and go to sleep and the day has gone by just existing, nor should we pass by people without offering any kind of help and love, maybe all the need is a smile, or to help them carry the bags from the supermarket . We shall serve the Lord, our father, every day like He loves us every moment!